A modern garden for entertaining was the brief for our client in this slick, contemporary space enveloped in a rich tapestry of planting. Known as the ‘Bachelor Pad’ this garden featured stylish external black stained ash panelled screens surrounding a sunken garden terrace. The space was small, just 50 square metres, but had enough space for a party for 12 or more intimate nights for 2 in front of the simple outdoor fireplace.
A love of plants was integral to the brief and two large white stemmed Birch anchored the planting design along with specimen Japanese Maples Acer palmatum and mixed perennial borders for both sunny aspects and shady underplanting of the trees. Shaded areas are a common feature of small city gardens and the garden used lots of great shade-loving plants to their best advantage.
Awarded an RHS Silver-Gilt medal at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2013