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This garden had been impinged on significantly with an extension to the house, the addition of an outdoor office and a shed that was to be ... Read More

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The Brief

This garden had been impinged on significantly with an extension to the house, the addition of an outdoor office and a shed that was to be retained.

The resulting lawn space looked tiny and was overlooked on all sides, a clever design was needed here!

The Solution

A main patio and smaller relaxed seating area are separated by a gravel garden with a small stone water feature. The smaller seating area is bounded on three sides by a dry stone wall highlighted with small recessed lights after dark and topped with a teak capping so that it doubles as further seating.

The shed was moved on its axis to be flat against the left fence and the garden was planted with pleached trees on its boundary which give privacy while not taking up much space. The main patio still has plenty of space for outdoor dining and getting rid of the lawn allowed room for beautiful planting. Cedar panels were made up for the house to match the cedar of the office and reduce the starkness of the render.

The clients commented "We can't believe the garden looks bigger now than before we built the extension!"

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