The back garden of this property is set down a level from the ground floor and also benefits from a view of fields and trees beyond by virtue of an open post and rail fence.
The existing softwood deck was treacherous and decaying and the surrounding balustrade disconnected the deck from the garden and obscured the view.
Although a small plot, the added bonus of the view beyond provides a vista and rural back drop for the garden. A new hardwood deck was constructed off the back of the conservatory supported by flush block-work raised planters to elevate planting to deck level. Additional planting at garden level helps to absorb the visual impact of the structure and visually integrates the different garden levels.
Through careful detailing and intricate construction, the hardwood deck seamlessly flows into a limestone terrace accessed via French doors. A Cretan terracotta pot forms a central water feature within a circular pool which can be viewed from the garden and decked terrace. Planting has a natural cottage style designed to attached bees and butterflies.
“I’ve been meaning to contact you to let you know how thrilled I am with the garden – I can’t really believe it – I keep going out there and its going to give me such joy; the water feature is lovely – all the birds are back and they are using it as a great water supply! Everything is perfect and with this weather I can really enjoy sitting out in it.”
M. Douglas Jones, Winford, 2011