We were contacted early in 2016 to design a low maintenance contemporary garden for our clients new build, Hopkins homes, town house.
The garden was steeply sloped and had a few paving stones leading to the back door but was otherwise a blank canvas. In order to make best use of the space it was decided that a tiered garden design would provide two areas that could be used by the family.
The clients were keen to include a paved area in the bottom garden and I designed a sandstone plank paving laid diagonal to the house. This leads the eye from the back door to the steps leading up to the top garden. The beautiful smooth sawn sandstone planks are perfect with a contemporary design.
We have supported the top garden tier with a sleeper retaining wall construction. This wall also helps to soften the bottom garden and helps to support the fencing and neighbors gardens. The sleeper steps are paved in the sandstone plank paving with a pea shingle edge for drainage.
The top garden has a pea shingle path leading to the hardwood Balau decking area. The Balau hardwood decking has a lovely colour and if regularly oiled will last many years. Two raised and rendered beds give height and interest whilst a border of perennials in a hot colour scheme.
The resulting garden is a multi use outdoor space complimenting the clients new home and their taste.