This client had recently bought a large property and was looking for a garden designer in Essex to pep up the exterior space. The garden had previously been landscaped, but was tired and overgrown and bounded by huge leylandii on two sides.
There was access to playing fields at the back of the property, so the client felt that he could afford to lose some lawn space. As the garden was wider than it was deep, the client wanted to create zones within the space for entertaining and relaxing. Creating bold diagonals across the space helps to create the illusion of length, sending lines out to the far corners of the garden. Our concept sketch suggests a change in paving direction to accentuate the diagonal lines.
The area directly adjoining the house will showcase a water feature fed by pipes falling from a raised bed. The area will also incorporate fixed bench seating and table creating a luxurious area to while away the hours. As the client was also keen to incorporate fire in the design a bespoke firepit takes pride of place as a central feature.
The bottom of the garden becomes the ‘sit soft’ area, positioned to make the most of the sun. A removable shade sail will give the option for shade and privacy. A hanging ball chair, sculptural as well as practical, allows the client to relax in style. The right hand side of the garden would be given over to vegetable growing, while the left becomes the site of a wood store. We suggested creating tall columns to store the timber in, thereby creating a punchy architectural feature with a practical purpose. The garden designer in Essex also worked with the client on some ideas for the front and side of the garden.