Stylish Front Garden
Pamber Heath, Hampshire
My clients had carried out extensive improvements to their 1960’s bungalow, bringing the house up to date. The result is a sleek, stylish interior with state-of-the-art technology used to automate lighting, sound and vision. This same style needed to be reflected in the design for the contemporary front garden and driveway, which covered a larger than average area.
The focus of the brief was concentrated on practicability. Both in terms of access to the property by car and the approach to the garage, and plenty of parking for themselves and their visitors. Furthermore, the design is based on low maintenance plant selections and the ability to light features and focal points.
The use of geometric shapes and lines creates a contemporary front garden with a modern feel, whilst the planting has been positioned to soften hard edges. A cool colour palette enhances the grey and white shades of the linear paving around the entrance, together with the clean lines of box cubes and hedging contrasting with the light gravel.
A feature slate birdbath and specimen Cornus controversa ‘Variegata’ tree are both uplit at night along with the striking white bark of the Betula utilis ‘Jacquemontii’ trees lining each boundary.
Two Osmanthus burkwoodii topiary balls frame the entrance porch which provide year-round structure and form.