Kirsty called Earth Designs in as she was looking for a Chelmsford Garden Designer. They had a very wide but shallow plot with a series of glass exit doors accross the elevation. The space needed a radical overhaul to bring it in line with the interior decor.

Chelmsford Garden Designer needed

Chelmsford Garden Designer needed

The Brief

The clients have lived at the property for a number of years with their two children. They have extensively renovated the interior to a high standard and are now ready to turn their attentions to the back garden. It is an awkward shaped plot that is wide but not very deep. A large wall dominates the back of the garden. The client would like an area for entertaining and relaxation and somewhere for the children to be able to play football.
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The Layout

The design is set on a 45° angle to create the illusion of greater depth to the space. The main area of the garden will feature two rectangles of artificial lawn, with a patio laid with sandstone planks stretches from the corner of the house to the bottom left of the space. Resin bound aggregate flooring will stretch in front of the house doors and window and down the left hand sideway.

Turning the layout on 45 degrees creates depth

Turning the layout on 45 degrees creates depth

Architectural features

Three green oak archways span the width of the patio. These archways will allow for swing seats to be hung around a central fire pit, with a seating/dining area towards the back of the garden. Hardwood decorative screens (client to choose pattern) will be installed between the cross-beams of the oak archways to form a ‘roof’ that on sunny days will create attractive patterns of shadow and light on the floor below from the shadows they will create.

Chunky arches add architectural interest

Chunky arches add architectural interest

Adding drama

Across the back of the garden three triangular planting beds will help create dynamic lines in the garden. 40cm high rendered block walls constructed between the lawn and beds will act as a barrier for the children’s football.

Low walls keeps footballs away from planting

Low walls keeps footballs away from planting

The soft landscape

The planting beds will feature block planting and a hardwood series of decorative hardwood laser-cut patterned screens to help create depth and intrigue in the space. Silver birch planted in the right hand corner of the garden will add height, with an elegant acer on the left hand side of the space providing seasonal interest.

Low hedges emphasis the strong lines

Low hedges emphasis the strong lines

Dealing with differing ground levels

A 40cm high rendered block raised bed will run along the left hand boundary to help to deal with the height difference between the ground level of the garden and the adjacent street.

A raised planter helps deal with the level difference

A raised planter helps deal with the level difference

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Influences include Brutalism, Corbusier and Escher

Influences include Brutalism, Corbusier and Escher

 

Bold arches, oak cubes and walls create dynamic lines

Bold arches, oak cubes and walls create dynamic lines

 

A scale plan shows the 45 degree angle stretching the space

A scale plan shows the 45 degree angle stretching the space

 

Working with the longest plain in the garden, the diagonal, helps to make it appear deeper

Working with the longest plain in the garden, the diagonal, helps to make it appear deeper

 

Planting softens the space and adds layers of texture

Planting softens the space and adds layers of texture