The owners of this large bungalow, had refurbished the inside of the property to create a beautiful home. The garden, on the other hand, was a blank canvas – a long rectangular plot, looked directly at a fence and a few struggling trees. We rescued the best of them, including a gorgeous weeping willow.
They wanted a garden which still retained enough lawn for the grandchildren to use, plus areas to hide a large shed and a trampoline, and practical spaces for a washing line and compost bins..To draw the eye across the garden from the main sitting area, and make the plot have a more interesting shape, I designed it on a 45 degree angle, with wattle fences to shield the practical areas without seeming too solid. I pulled the seating area out into the garden with a slate terrace, to give them a larger area which felt part of the garden..The owner, a talented artist, planted the garden herself with some advice on which plants to use and the effect is very pretty but with attractive clean lines which draw your interest around the garden. I’m sure she’ll enjoy adding to this over the years!