The owners, having finished their extension which incorporates a state of the art modern kitchen, were ready to tackle the unwelcoming space which lay outside.


Expanding the space from inside to out, French doors now lead onto a York stone terrace with tram-lines of complimentary York stone setts defining the path to a contemporary water feature.


The water feature draws the eye and gives depth to the garden and is strikingly lit with small LED’s from the side and behind.


A raised hardwood deck provides the perfect area for sitting and relaxing; generous, build-in cantilevered benches are perfect for lazily reading the Sunday papers.


The planting, in this north facing garden, was chosen to have a lush, warm, jungle feel. In the large border Dicksonia antartica (Tree Fern) provides the main focus,


and are under-planted by evergreen ferns, interspersed with a succession of flowering perennials.


Tulips were added for seasonal interest.


Small evergreen trees provide seclusion around the seating area, and fragrant climbers scent the whole space. Spot-lights are placed to provide atmosphere and illuminate the planting at night. It is now a lovely space to be in.