Low Maintenance Garden

As with a lot of new builds, our client was presented with a badly levelled patch of grass and small patio when they moved into their new home. We were approached to come up with a whole new concept; our brief was to create a low maintenance garden that incorporated a change in levels, space for relaxing and sun-bathing, a large patio for entertaining and some form of water feature.

A low retaining wall of reclaimed railway sleepers, allowed us to level the site. Two patios were constructed using sandstone paving framed with a cobble edging, the smaller circular patio set in a position to maximise the sunshine. A bespoke pergola gave some height to the garden and a frame for the climbing plants to grow over giving more privacy from the houses behind.

The stainless steel sphere water feature was set on a raised platform with Buxus  forming a circle of hedging. The borders were planted with a mix of shrubs and trees. A lighting system was installed, low level lighting to illuminate the pathway and spotlights to show off the feature and create a subtle glow. Our clients were thrilled with the end result, which was brought in on time and on budget.