Contemporary Garden Design with a Summery Twist

This client has lived in their family home for several years. They approached Earth Designs as they wanted a contemporary garden with a summery twist.

Revamping this garden to one with a summery twist

Garden Design Brief

The garden is currently well presented, with a large lawn and a large patio adjoining the house used for entertaining.

Following a visit to a garden show for the purchase of a summer house, the client has now decided to re-design the bottom of the garden to accommodate a summerhouse and make it a more usable space to enjoy the late evening sun.

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The Solution

The majority of the space will remain as is, including the existing patio.

The client’s newly purchased summerhouse will be erected on the left hand side of this area, giving that contemporary garden feel with a summery twist.

Stepping stones will lead to the swing area.

The central area at the back of the garden will be laid with a curved sandstone patio with a circle inlay in a contrasting colour.

The highest point of new wall will form the back of a one metre crescent shaped raised pool, which will feed into a lower pool, and in turn will pour into a pebble-filled rill at ground level.

The existing shed will be screened by a bespoke Corten steel panel in a pattern of the client’s choice, with a lovely looking planting bed at the front.

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Contemporary garden mood board

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The Plants

The conifer in the bottom right hand corner and the last tree on the left hand side will both be removed, but the two trees currently supporting a swing will remain.

Planting in the beds will include box balls, lavender and tall Stipa Gigantica to add a bit of screening and definition to the bottom of the garden from the rest of the space

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The colour scheme

A new pathway laid with Autumn Brown sandstone setts will curve down the garden through the lawn to enable access to the bottom area during wetter months.

The client will also be able to choose different patterns for the panel covering the shed

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Plans for a contemporary garden with summery twist

contemporary garden design

contemporary garden with modern twist design

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