Funky Garden Design Clinic

Grow a Friendly Space

The owners of this wide garden wish to create a garden with visual interest and drama. They prefer organic shapes to angular ones, and would like the inclusion of a very dramatic water feature in the garden. They have recently had a glass extension built to their house and want to maximise the view onto the garden from the interior of the house.

We suggested a large slightly sunken mosaic pool directly outside the windows of the glass extension. Stepping stones across the pool leads to a paved circle which can also be accessed from their patio doors. This paved circle is constructive from Indian sandstone, available in a variety of shades and colours, which offers an attractive and durable solution.

Leading from this long semicircular pathway arcs across the garden leading to a decked circle constructed from hardwood decking such as yellow Balau or Iroka. This patio is large enough to hold a table and chairs for six people. A bespoke mesh screen, constructed from stainless steel mesh and landscape poles, encircles this area, giving it an intimate feel and providing a support structure for climbing plants.contemporary garden design sketch for large garden

Touching the edge of the decked circle is a mosaic pool from which a raised rill curves back through the garden ending in a waterfall which pours into the pool next to the glass extension.

Back along the main path, a smaller pathway leads to a second decked circle installed beneath an existing mature tree. This deck circle offers a more personal space, and could be used for solitary reading or sunbathing. A large area of grass to the right of the garden gives an open space for games and larger scale entertaining. Planting in space will consist of hardy evergreen shrubs coupled with herbaceous perennials to give year round interest.

family garden design
family garden design