This client has lived in their Hounslow property for a couple of years and has undertaken some major renovations to the interior of the house. They have now turned their attentions to the exterior of the property and are seeking a North London garden designer. Ideally they would like to have the garden renovated before their son’s 1st birthday party at the end of May. They would like the garden to be suitable for play for their young son, with areas for adult entertaining and relaxation. The design should contain large areas of lawn as well as the opportunity to grow vegetables. The existing garden is relatively clear but does contain two large, permanent brick outbuildings which dominate the space.
The design seeks to reduce the angular nature of the garden, using sinuous curves and ovals. A large Indian sandstone patio, laid in a random pattern, stretches across the width of the garden adjoining the house, allowing ample space for dining and entertaining and providing scope for extension to the side of the property at a later date. A curved path constructed from black limestone sett pathway sweeps across the garden to the garage structure at the rear of the space . A stainless steel sphere water feature at the start of this path will create a focal point to the space. The pathway will bisect two oval shaped lawns. The first will create a small space for play and could be laid with artificial lawn to enable use of a paddling pool or sandpit without damaging the lawn. The second, much larger lawn, would stretch across the space and would be suitable to accommodate a marquee should the client require.
A blackboard attached to the rear brick shed wall, and a tepee structure, will provide additional opportunity for play for the client’s child. At the end of the curved path will be a second sandstone patio to provide a seating area towards the end of the garden to catch the early evening sun. Two of the four existing trees will remain.