Many of the ‘new build’ houses being developed currently leave the client with a square of grass, laid over a small amount of top soil, with compacted subsoil and rubble beneath. There is much that can be done to improve this starting point, particularly if a lawn area is not the dominant element in a design.
This project in Henfield shows how a small, square garden can be transformed into an eye-catching curvilinear design, including stylish brick raised beds, a raised hardwood deck, a circular path of clay pavers and a porcelain patio – all softened with wonderful planting.
The simple circular design shows strong attention to detail, and the curvilinear lines detract the eye from the square plot. The mixture of hard landscaping materials adds interest and texture. Planting within raised beds, around the decking area and up brick walls all work to soften and disguise boundary lines. Rendered walls with tile crease detail soften the strong brick wall outline, and a Balau deck brings a lost corner within the plot to centre stage.
Built by Sam Goodridge Gardens