Modern Garden Design in Leigh-on-Sea
The layout of this design is intended to make the most of the sun throughout the day. A gravel path leads from the back door to a large sandstone patio on the left hand side of the garden. The patio will be framed by a wall of large fibreglass planters around the right hand corner to screen the area from the rest of the garden and providing a block of colour. A gravel pathway will lead up the left hand side of the garden to a second patio spanning the width of the space at the back. This patio will be covered by a timber pergola which will allow for the addition of a hammock or swing, or for drapes to create for a den space. A low raised bed constructed from new railway sleepers that once the bed runs down the right hand side of the garden to cope with the level change in the space. The centre of the garden will feature a large artificial lawn. The fences will be replaced as necessary (along the rear boundary) and clad all round with horizontal softwood slats. The shed, pergola and boundary cladding will be painted in dark grey to create a uniform and stylish backdrop to the space. The planting scheme focuses on red tones, mixing evergreen shrubs alongside long flowering herbaceous perennials.