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garden design

This client had bought a house and were looking for a garden designer in Kent. The garden was landscaped a long time ago however over the years, it had become neglected and had fallen into a state of disrepair and dishevelled mess. The client likes the structure of the garden and wanted to retain the essential components. They would like to incorporate a trampoline, as well as a decking area next to the large lake at the bottom of the garden.

The existing terrace was to be tidied and paved with indian sandstone. A bench of 45 cm height was to be incorporated against the existing bench. The existing flower bed was to be re-rendered and painted and an additional 20 cms was to be added to provide a back rest to the bench. Two big curved steps take you down to the first area of lawn which will be fanned in a curve shape. Two raised beds were included at the left hand side of the lawn and would be a Moroccan tiled to provide a splash of ethnic design. Another two steps help divide the first and second lawn, again which is fanned across the space.

The second lawn leads down to the decking which is sited to protrude ever so slightly over the lake. This was edged with timber posts and stainless steel balustrade to prevent any accidents. On the waterside planting was to be a bank of iris. A trampoline was to be tucked away in the bottom right of the garden and hidden by the existing mature rhododendron and other shrubs within the garden. To the left hand side of the space would be espalier trees, cordon fruit trees as well as vegetable planting beds and would provide an area for “run your own”. A potage shed will allow the client the opportunity to grow vegetables and other plants from seed.