Contemporary Urban Garden in Bath

Contemporary-garden-in-BathThe Brief

The existing garden on three main levels, was overgrown with little in the way of interesting features in which to encourage spending time outside. The owners, a young family, wanted a garden with interesting “rooms” to compliment their grade II listed Georgian terrace house. They particularly wanted two entertaining areas, one close to the house for dinning, the other at the bottom of the garden. Space for play equipment was also required along with a lawn. While formality was required close to the house a more informal naturalistic feel was required for the bottom of the garden. A studio/ office was also required. In addition, elevated views out to the surrounding Bath landscape were to be enhanced.

The Design

A contemporary design was created. Buff coloured Yorkstone paving was used for the main terrace outside the house to compliment the existing Bath stone. Screening was provided with the introduction of a contemporary cedar slatted fence.

Clay pavers were used for the main path at the second level, leading down to a bespoke timber office/ studio with green roof (sedum). Curved stone walls and clay paver paths introduced in the bottom garden, along with naturalistic perennials and grasses, resulted in creating an informal feel. A lawn was created to provide space for kids to play. Finally, a curved seating area with space for a bespoke Cor-ten Steel fire bowl was also created.

With subtle garden lighting, the garden is transformed into the perfect place to entertain throughout the year.

Contemporary Urban Gardens by Andrew Jordan