The owners of this south London garden are looking for ideas for a garden design on a small budget. It is a large blank open space. The client desires a paved circle in Indian sandstone directly outside the back door. Indian sandstone comes in a variety of colours, and is a relatively cheap natural product to use in garden landscaping. A pathway leads from the paved circle, overarched with a wooden pergola, constructed from railway sleepers or other such chunky timber. The pathway leads to a kidney shaped lawn, and continues around the edge of the lawn to terminate in a seconcd, larger Indian sandstone circle in the bottom corner right of the space. Placed to catch the last of the evening sun, this area could be used for dining or sunbathing. The shed in the bottom right of the space is placed to house bicycles, and is the least invisible position in the garden from the house.
Planting in the space will be cottage style, as the retired client enjoys gardening, and is happy to dedicate several hours a week to planting and maintenance.