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The first of two recent garden designs for a new build area are nearly complete.

The garden in Chislehurst has been transformed from the complete blank canvas to a bespoke garden designed with style and character, packaged within a low maintenance scheme.

The design was guided by the clients multiple functions for the garden; firstly including a covered dining area away from the house for year round alfresco dining and cooking, secondly providing a space where at a later date additional sheltered seating can be installed such as an arbour or traditional gazebo.

The brief stated that the garden design was to be guided by a soft traditional style, introducing curved and smooth lines into the space in order to break up the current rectangular monotony. The aim for the garden was to create a journey through the space, linking each of the garden functions and thresholds of the house in order to achieve a sense of balance and movement.

In terms of the planting, the scheme has been designed to look good all year round whilst still including seasonal variation and interest.

Keeping the garden fairly low maintenance was a key factor in the design, yet achieving this without compromising on the desired outcome of fresh and lush looking planting was vital. Therefore bamboo has been used to mature into a screening across the rear boundary whilst leafy evergreen shrubs have been used to generate a mature and luscious feel, even in winter. Plants such as bamboo, ferns, ornamental grasses and phormium will help to create a dynamic yet low maintenance scheme. Yet the inclusion of a mix of perennials (including salvia, echinacea and verbena) will help to produce a wonderful injection of colour and contrast across the seasons.

The hard landscaping has been designed to aesthetically tie the garden and the house together, so matching the brick edging to that of the house bricks helps this relationship.

Subtle garden lighting has been added to the garden in order to create exciting visual effects in the evening; but as well as making the garden visually accessible at night and through winter it means the clients can now cook and eat out in the garden into the night!

As the garden continues to grow and mature over the coming months and years, we hope the space will be ever-changing and ever exciting for the clients as it develops into a garden with real personality and style.

Enquire today, to discuss transforming your garden.

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