Leigh Family Garden Design

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This client has had extensive building work done and is now turning their attention to the garden.

They would like several areas for eating, dining, as well as provision for the younger members of the family.

There is a patch of land beyond the existing rear fence which is also part of the plot and the client would like to reclaim it into the garden proper.

The client would like an inside/outside feel to the design with a coherent flow to the layout. They are also keen to create some shade in this sunny garden.


Directly outside the long patio doors will be a composite decking walkway stretching along the whole elevation of the house. A step leads down to the right hand side flanked by raised beds and a water feature lead to patio large enough to accommodate a dining table with fixed bench seat. This area will also benefit from a bespoke pergola constructed from hardwood timber and steel tube with climbing plants, which will provide shade and privacy over the dining area. To the left hand side of garden the decked walkway will step down to a bar and outdoor kitchen area. A further step down from the bar area will lead to a paved patio on which outdoor sofas can be placed for informal entertaining. From this large, stepping stone pavers lead to the right-hand side of the garden, flanked either side by Corten steel raised bed planters for growing herbs, fruit and veg.

Grass fills the rest of the space, with a bespoke water feature running through the garden. The rear boundary will be extended by reclaiming the land behind the existing fence, and creating a multipurpose utilitarian children’s space, complete with swing, trampoline, and the opportunity for other pieces of play equipment.

Raised planters positioned throughout the space will be a mixture of rendered concrete and fibreglass in shades of blue, with tile detailing to tie in with the clients existing kitchen tiles, which contain shades of blue, orange and neutral tones.

Planting in the space will be a mixture of purples and white with lime greens and occasional yellow. Contemporary and evergreen plants will feature closer to the house with herbaceous perennials towards the rear of the space.

Contact Earth Designs to discuss your own family garden makeover, or browse our website to see more examples by our garden designer in Leigh-on-Sea.

family garden design
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family garden design