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Portfolio > A garden design in Barton Under Needwood

Existing site:
A recent extension resulted in the need for a new terrace. The garden has lovely brick walls and many mature shrubs.

Client brief:
The new terrace is to stretch the entire width of the garden across the back of the house. There should be an area large enough for a table and 6 chairs outside the back door. A separate area with a Mediterranean feel was wanted at the far end of the garden to catch the evening sun. The two large box balls and the mature planting near the terrace were to be retained if possible.

Design solution:
The terrace was designed using grey stone paving and contrasting paler granite cobbles, chosen by the client to give a contemporary look that is very effective against the red brick of the house and walls.

The Mediterranean area was created with a triangular arbour behind a pebbled circle on which was placed a seat. The planting will form a large part of setting the scene here with a fledgling box hedge already in place to curve around the circle, a Wisteria to drape over the arbour, lavender and thymes planted in the gravel, Agapanthus in pots and a warm day it will feel like the South of France.

The landscaper was the client's builder Ian Kirkpatrick.

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