An established and attractive front garden with a prominent sea front position had however become a difficult and time consuming garden to maintain and was compromised by a lack of privacy.
This simple design seeks to re-establishes the symmetry of the garden whilst complimenting the fine Georgian façade of the property. The existing bird bath is repositioned to create a focal point for the central feature which serves to break the eye line from the entrance to the front door.
Stone raised planters elevate a formal planting strip to terrace level, providing increased privacy to this area. The planting palette references the pale pink of the house and an instant hedge of Griselinia littoralis (New Zealand broadleaf) planted along the front boundary, plugs previous privacy gaps. Subtle wirework trellis panels at terrace level form support for climbing plants which will, when established, screen the neighbouring properties.