This spiral garden design is inspired by Barbara Hepworth’s Pelagos.

It is my garden design inspiration for this particular design. A deep spiral encircles the space dividing lawn from hard landscaping. Access is via a small pathway constructed from slithers of slate. This pathway then flicks round to the left before curving round to the main patio space. An undulating wall sweeping round the outside of the garden rises and falls to create depth while ensuring the planting beds running round the edge of the space remain visible.

A specimen tree in the middle of the garden helps create a central punt as well providing shade for this garden theme.

Concept sketch based on Pelagos 1946 by Dame Barbara Hepworth

Concept sketch based on Pelagos 1946 by Dame Barbara Hepworth

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