Back in June 2021 we landscaped a small back garden located in the centre of Newbury. The deceptively simple and clever design by Katie our designer illustrates that size is not a problem when it comes to creating a functional and beautiful outdoor space.
Ideas to take away from Katie’s design:
Use a variety of surface materials with different textures and colours. As shown here, this provides depth and interest to the space as well as breaking up the garden into different zones.
The main patio across the back of the house has been laid with ‘Vintage Honey’ Limestone paving with its distinctive tumbled appearance and yellow tones and provides a perfect space for seating and outside entertaining.
This is followed by a generous area of shingle topping which is peppered with random stepping stones, drawing the eye down to the small circular patio at the bottom of the garden, another space for our client to enjoy.
The interest created by using these different materials means you almost forget the garden doesn’t have a lawn.
Be bold and incorporate angular and curved lines into your design. Here the straight line at the edge of the main patio contrasts with the curved lines of the borders and the circular patio at the back helping to generate interest in this space.
Go for generous borders even in a small garden as they help to zone the space and will provide lots of interest when the planting goes in and throughout the seasons.
Invest in good quality materials and workmanship. Of course, the icing on the cake in this garden is the quality of the landscaping by the ALDA team, which guarantees a garden that is beautifully finished and that will bring lasting enjoyment over the years.