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The site faces north-west and falls away by about 3m from the house. There are 2 existing terraces below the house and steps between the two. Access to the rest of the garden from here was precarious.
Seating areas for daytime, with table and chairs, and evening entertaining around a fire-pit were required. The silver birch tree should be retained and the garden should have clean lines and a modern feel. Preferably with a touch of drama.
The lower terrace was extended to provide a sufficiently large seating area and both this and the upper terrace were re-surfaced with smooth natural sandstone. The retaining wall between the two was coloured a bold Mediterranean terracotta. This provides a perfect foil for planting with dramatic foliage and a scheme with blue and purple flowers. In phase 2 a glass balustrade will be added for safety. At the far end of the garden a simple paved area catches the evening sun and is perfect for sitting around a fire-pit.
Landscaping by PB Landscapes of Melbourne - www.pblandscapes.co.uk