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This client had a garden in Hockley and they were looking for an Essex garden designer who could help them out with transforming their new build garden into something exciting for all the family to enjoy.

The garden contained a huge summerhouse the bottom of the garden which they never used. They had a large area of decking but had little to offer in terms of interest or aesthetic appeal. They were in need of a modern garden design which created an area for the children to play as well as a nicer view from the interior of the property.

Katrina suggested that the client’s replace the decking with a sandstone patio. This would be randomly laid across the space with exit points all along the patio. A pathway would go through planting to lead them through to a series of circular archways. It would carry on to the main area and then towards the bottom of the garden. This main pathway will also run from the patio past a stainless steel sphere water feature and then passing under three timber circular archways. The path arrives at the bottom left of the garden to an Indian sandstone circle which will be bordered by a semi circular Indian sandstone bench. Bamboos would provide screening at the bottom of the garden and lavender will be planted across the other half of the diameter of the Indian sandstone circle. The shed was to be cited in the back right of the garden and in front of this, a trampoline and a tepee would form the main components of children’s play area. A shade sail would cover the majority of the garden. To screen off the trampoline would be a planting bed in the form of a hedge. A pathway will run down the right hand side of the lawn from the children’s play area back to the patio which will be hidden from the main view of the house.