The clients used this garden as a place for relaxation as well as entertaining. They also owned a dog and wanted a defined area in a part of the garden in order for her to be able to have free reign.
A fence with a gate separated part of the garden in which their dog was able to play and allowed for her to be kept their when required.
There were already two decked areas, one of which was unsafe and in need of replacement. The patio that was adjacent to the house was uneven in places and required relaying. This gave the opportunity to square off the previously diagonal shape of the patio and to create more room for entertaining.
Raised sleeper borders were introduced, which were in keeping with the existing sleepers used elsewhere in the garden. These were then planted with architectural evergreen Phormiums, Libertia and Polypodium vulgare which were then complemented with Deschampsia, Heleniums, Rudbeckias, Achilleas, Kniphofias, Geums, Crocosmia, Heuchera and Geraniums to provide seasonal interest with splashes of colour. In the spring, Tulips, Narcissi, Crocus and Alliums will start the season off.
The clients had an existing water feature which they wished to re-use, which was incorporated into one of the raised borders, close to the lower decked area and enabled them to enjoy the sound of it whilst relaxing in this area.
Lighting was also installed to enhance specific features of the garden and extend use of the garden well into the evening.
Landscaping by: Ben Larribeau Wade Landscapes