Contemporary Family Garden
This young family wanted a contemporary family garden that combined style and functionality. The main feature of the garden is the beautiful setting with views across the fields. Our design draws the eye to the views and away from the neighbouring property and is further screened by strategically placed trees and planting.
We positioned the trampoline in the far corner of the garden making the best use of the tight space. An oak circular sculpture frames the additional seating area, which is useful to keep an eye on the children playing; and transforms into an adult space in the evening for a glass of wine.
Extending the paved terrace provides a large seating and dining area accessed from the kitchen. Raised oak planters add structure to the space and reflect the timber architecture. The feature water bowl can be converted to a bubbling water feature when the children are older. Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’ and Potentilla ‘Gibson’s Scarlet’ compliment the orange hues of the Corten steel bowl.
Our planting scheme compliments the meadows beyond with a mixture of trees, shrubs and perennials for low maintenance and low planting along the field boundary enhances rather than detracts from the view.
There is plenty of space for ball games and a utility area is tucked away out of sight from the main garden, additionally, a shed and play equipment are located near the house for accessibility.
We designed the garden to evolve with the growing family and the trampoline area could be replaced with comfy cushions or a hammock to create a cool teenage space, in the future.