The Brief
The main problem for this client was that the dog chased squirrels and the garden was ruined by a well worn “squirrel chasing path” on the lawn. Also the existing patio area was too small for their need to entertain 8 people comfortably around a table. They also had a wish for an area for Japanese Acers.

The New Design
The black Tudor beams on the house were echoed with black paintwork on the new archway and trellis screens, which also beautifully set off the lush greens of the Japanese Acers. A simple blue slate path leads through the Japanese area providing access to the garden shed. A substantial seating area at the opposite end of the garden catches the last of the evening sun, and the well worn lawn route for the squirrel chase was replaced in the majority by paving to match the existing. Plenty of seasonal planting now adds to the existing shrub and tree framework to provide year round interest. See More Larger Gardens

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Black painted arch and trellis link to the black timbers of the mock Tudor
house.

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Dramatic leaves of Ligularia Desdemona enjoy this damp area.

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A substantial patio area for entertaining.

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Japanese Acers, Anemone Japonica and Hosta around the slate path
leading to the shed.

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Before.