This client was looking for a South Woodford landscaper. They called Earth Designs to see if they could solve their design needs and deliver a layout for the garden that suited the house, the needs of the family and their budget.

looking down the garden

South Woodford Landscaper needed

South Woodford Landscaper needed

The Brief

This client has had an extension built which included construction of a new patio. There are some mature shrubs in the garden which they like, but otherwise it is a fairly bland and uninspiring space and the client would like to inject some energy and style. They plan to build a “man cave” garden room for multiple leisure activities at the bottom of the garden but would really like to rework the space so there is something for all the family to enjoy.

Garden Design sketch for South Woodford garden

Garden Design sketch for South Woodford garden

Existing paving

The existing patio will remain but will be squared parallel to the house by removing the curved area to the left. The left side of the patio will accommodate an L-shaped outdoor rattan sofa, framed by a backdrop of two decorative hardwood panels installed in a planting bed.

The existing paving will remain

The existing paving will remain

Intergrated seating

On the right hand side will be a fixed seating area comprising an L-shaped rendered raised bed to which a hardwood decked bench will be fixed. The raised bed will form the backrest to the bench and will be filled with a variety of garden herbs.

The boundaries

The existing ugly boundary fences along both sides of the patio will be clad with decorative horizontal slatted Red Cedar panels to provide a uniform and attractive backdrop to the garden. A large tank planter on the right hand side will provide a block of colour.

View back to the house from the man cave

View back to the house from the man cave

Green stuff

The main section of the garden will be laid with artificial lawn, and tall elegant evergreen pleached trees installed to provide screening along both boundaries. The trees will be underplanted with hydrangeas, agapanthus and foxgloves to provide year round interest and colour.

Pleached trees help with screening.

Pleached trees help with screening.

Inspiration from LEGO, Corbusier and Matisse

Inspiration from LEGO, Corbusier and Matisse

 

 

Strong modern block shapes define the garden

Strong modern block shapes define the garden

 

Scale plan helps the client plan for the mancave

Scale plan helps the client plan for the mancave

 

The garden is divided into 3 zones

The garden is divided into 3 zones

 

A simple scheme unites the space

A simple scheme unites the space