This small north facing garden was paved and shingled over completely. There was no vegetation (not even a weed!). The family has a young son who needed a small space to play, but primarily the brief was for an informal, curvy garden with plenty of greenery, a lawn and a cool and consistent planting theme. Paving slabs were removed from the existing patio to allow seating amongst the planting. Wooden sleepers created a step up to the garden with a boxed raised bed for herbs. The path allows a journey through the planting. Budget was kept low at under £3k by using existing materials and minimising landscaping. No hard landscaping was built.
The planting colour palette is cool and with blues and pinks. The fences are filled with climbers allowing colour and interest year round.
Since the design, a new garden office was built and the remaining planting can now be completed.
Photos courtesy of Mr & Mrs Leadbeater