This average sized town garden called for some big bold statements that would provide visual interest and give much desired shade to the back of the house and terrace area.
Bespoke trellis fencing was added to the side fence to give privacy to the kitchen windows from the adjacent pavement, and a simple, chunky oak pergola was hung from the back of the house and wired for climbers. A matching free-standing pergola was constructed to mark the entrance to the path to the shed and give height and interest to this part of the garden.
The planting scheme includes an array of springtime blossom – rhododendrons, azaleas and a flowering cherry, while summertime sees a sea of blue and purple – ceanothus and feature acers with heuchera bolstering the low planting. A mass of dogwoods – ‘Midwinter Fire’ - contrasts with the heucheras throughout the winter months creating a garden for all the seasons.
Size: 100 - 500m2
Budget: £15K - 20K including lawn, pergolas, trellis fencing and planting