The new design is based on a repeating pattern of swirls and curves which bring together the different areas of the outdoor space. A large spiral of porous resin bound aggregate sweeps from the back doors to the rear of the garden, bordered by a small, neat hedgerow. Planting in the beds behind the hedges is wilder and less formal. Curvaceous beds soften the edges of the square plot along the side and front of the house, filled with wildlife friendly plants like long flowering perennials, berries and fruits trees.
Directly outside the summerhouse a circular pond with a small hardwood decking ‘jetty’ creates the perfect place for pond dipping and wildlife watching. And a wood store provides added for little critters. The large tree is preserved, with the addition of a suspended swing seat underneath for quiet relaxation and regulation.
In this garden there are plenty of options for eating and relaxing. Outside the back door there’s ample space for a table and chairs. Moving around to the side of the house, a fruit tree provides a canopy overhear, giving the area shade and privacy. A bistro style table and chairs placed on the patio underneath waits for morning coffee or afternoon tea.
The repeating circular patterns provide a satisfying harmony to the space. While the planting and wildlife create a sensory rich environment, where sounds, textures and scents are abundant. But there are also quiet, secluded spaces to escape to.