Japanese Influenced Garden Design in Leigh

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The rear elevation of the property has a large glass façade making the garden very visible, so the client would like an aesthetically pleasing vista with year-round interest.

There is a level change down of approximately 550mm from the house interior to the garden.

Privacy is an issue along the rear boundary where there is a gap in the trees.

The client would prefer a low-maintenance, Japanese influenced space without lawn.

The design should make provision for relaxing in the sunshine and alfresco dining/entertaining.


Directly outside the Crittal doors will be a series of wide terraced steps constructed from clay pavers. An oversize bespoke conical planter containing a specimen Acer will add texture and volume to the space. The left-hand side of the space will feature a small porcelain patio large enough to accommodate some architectural furniture as a perfect spot for catching the morning sun. Elegant Antique White pots will add interest to the area. Matt Gray Perspex sheets attached to the boundary fence will create a stylish backdrop.

A pathway constructed from clay pavers and porcelain planks, interspersed with ground cover planting, will lead diagonally across the garden to a large cream porcelain paved patio at the back of the garden. Further Perspex sheets will be attached to the fence along the rear patio. Evergreen pleached trees installed across the rear boundary will provide extra height and screening. The existing fences will be painted in with Cuprinol Garden Shades ‘Urban Slate’. A multi stemmed Prunus will give year-round interest and height to the centre of the garden.

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