‘Brighton’ My Garden

Design Brief

The design was for a small Courtyard garden in Brighton, East Sussex,  which was in need of an update.

Weather permitting, the client enjoyed sun-bathing in her west-facing garden and often sat at the end of the garden to make the most of the sun in this area. She also liked the idea of a raised platform in this part of the garden, but wished to retain privacy.

The preference was for a fairly low-maintenance garden, but the client was happy to potter and dead-head plants when needed.

There was also a narrow side passageway which led from the main dining area into the garden that was quite a dark and shady area in need of brightening up.

The Solution

Half-height horizontal slatted wooden fencing was selected to achieve privacy within the garden.

To create a sense of additional light in the garden and side passageway, Dolce Mijo Porcelain Paving was introduced. To complement the paving, York Green Cathedral walling with a Sandstone Buff coping was used to create the raised borders. This also provided additional seating in which to linger and enjoy the garden from different aspects and times of the day.

Before and After Photos:

Before Garden Border Photo #1

Before Redesign – left hand-side Border

 

After Garden Border Photo #2

After Redesign – left hand-side Border

 

Before Garden Border Photo #2

Before Redesign

 

After Garden Border Photo #1

After Redesign

 

Before Garden Border Photo #3

Before Redesign – right hand-side Border

 

After Garden Border Photo #2

After Redesign – right-hand-side Border

Master Plan

Testimonial from the client

Landscaping materials were sourced from CED
Landscaping by Simon Scott landscaping