An Eclectic Garden

A modern yet timeless design in a tired mature plot. Incorporating a sunken contemporary outdoor room and a chic raised patio and terraces, the key here was simplicity, attention to detail and a bit of contrast.

Front Garden

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Project Details

  • Location: Caversham
  • What we did: Design, Construction, Lighting, Planting
  • Cost: Back: £50-60k + VAT; Front: £30-35k + VAT

Our brief for the main garden was to create a modern yet timeless design in a tired mature plot. Our client asked for a sunken contemporary outdoor room / bower in the far corner of the garden and a chic raised patio and terraces adjoining the house – but with all the clean straight lines of the sitting areas to be connected by the equally clean but curvaceous lines of path and lawn / borders.  The solution required simplicity (not always as easy to achieve as it looks), plenty of attention to detail and a bit of contrast.

At the front of the property, our clients wanted more space to park in a very shallow front garden, but also wanted to incorporate an almost Heligan meets Japan like courtyard area – overlooked by the client’s office window – as a feature space within the small area. Yet again, the solution involved a simple but clever design structure, and a huge amount of intricate detail (both of which we worked closely with the client on), and a project which required plenty of landscaping skills. Note the brick detailing in the new boundary wall, the granite sett drive, and the contrast in materials – granite and porcelain, and the use of Acers, ferns and grasses (et al) in the planting.

Before & After

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From planning a new border to a complete garden remodel, we pride ourselves on transforming ideas into beautiful reality, with minimum disruption. If you’re based in or around the Reading and Newbury area, we’d love to meet and discuss your project in detail – book your free no-obligation garden consultation today. We do get pretty booked up, particularly during the Spring, so plan ahead if possible!