The client had no specific brief other than to make the garden more interesting….. not too difficult then! A patio to the back of the house would remain, so that the rest of the garden could be purely ornamental. A circular lawn was preferred.
The New Design
A completely circular lawn does not always work, however here the shape became a circle with a “bite” out of the corner, but still strongly suggests a curved theme to the garden. A brick edge to the lawn keeps the gravel contained, whilst also helping emphasise the strong shape of the lawn which, now smaller than previously, is more manageable to keep in good condition. Space is left for planting around the edges to soften the fencing.
With the use of tall perennials and grasses, the fences are now almost invisible during summer months. The plants in the gravel walkway have now grown to soften the look but still give plenty of space for use as a pathway. See More Back Gardens
Planting now surrounds the curved lawn.
A beautiful piece of sculpture sits with a backdrop of Miscanthus grass.
The gravel path links the lawn with the existing patio area.
The view from upstairs shows the strong curve layout.