This garden is set on a steep hillside with a sloping lawn. The aim was to create more usable space and a more balance garden aesthetically. A redundant path at the lowest part of the garden was visually raised with planting, aiming to balance the garden and decrease the sense of the steep gradient. A retaining edge was then created using Corten steel, enabling a crisp junction and subtle height change between the border and sloping lawn. The limestone terrace outside the back doors was extended and a new generous step built allowing better flow between the inside and out. An integral bench allows the seating area to be offset, helping to maintain flow and clear views of the new garden.
A deep border at the back of the garden and deteriorating summerhouse were both removed, increasing the depth of the garden and exposing the dramatic rock face behind. A new raised terrace surrounded by boxed hedging was built, with the addition of a curved backless teak bench, allowing the client to enjoy a different aspect of their garden. These benches can also be rearranged as and when required, depending on the social occasion. Stone steps were cut into the bank at the back of the garden creating access to the new garden shed, which has been raised and is supported on posts to create a level base. The corner border on the right hand side has been planted with a combination of evergreen shrubs and white flowering bulbs and perennials, making it look good all year round!
“Our family garden had become unlovely and unloved when we contacted Outerspace. I knew the look I wanted, however no idea how to achieve it. Terrey completely understood and came up with a design, which maximises the space available, balancing the sloping site with a beautiful planting plan, which incorporates all of my favourite plants. The work of Conrad and the team was of the highest quality with a meticulous attention to detail. The result is a garden that we absolutely love and which we all enjoy spending time in. Thank you Outerspace!” A & S Brown, Clevedon, 2019