Modern Family Garden
Address: Farrows Close, Oakley, Bedfordshire.
Client: Mr. Clancey
Status: Completed 2017
Project Description: Modern Family Garden
This attractive mature garden in Oakley had once been a show home with a garden to suit, but the garden had become a little overgrown and the wooden retaining wall was beginning to fail. With a toddler and another baby on the way, the client had decided it was time to make more room in the garden and make the change in levels safer by the lower terrace.
The brief was to design a modern family garden by removing the pergola, enlarging the lawn and patio areas, plant new compact evergreen shrubs, reducing maintenance and rebuilding the retaining wall with a new safety glass screen and gate, this was to be planted in front off for additional safety.
New steps down to a lower evening summer terrace were built using natural stone treads, the lower patio area was laid using a sawn sandstone paving, whilst the upper breakfast patio was laid using maintenance free Porcelain slabs. New raised beds were installed against the neighbour's fences at and pleached evergreen Photinia fraseri Red Robin were planted on the eastern boundary. A path leads down to an existing summer house for a quiet secret escape. Clipped box balls were planted amongst evergreen ground cover planting to provide a textural contrast to the shrub planting.
Turn Your Dream Into A Reality
Gardens are never finished they change with the seasons and plants continue to grow and change. A garden design will provide you with the ultimate concept to work towards, however not all gardens can be afforded in one go, so to complete the final garden may take several years, this will be dependent on your budget and time frame.
It is, however, possible to have a garden designed so that it can be built by the contractor in phases. In this way, a section can be completed and enjoyed, whilst the next phase is completed sometime in the near future.
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