Front and Back Garden Project, Keston Village
The brief was to create an adult relaxation space at the back of the long, narrow garden for the family of NHS workers. The bins were at the very top of the garden, so the design had to allow for an all-weather pathway too.
There was no way of hiding the trampoline in such a small space, so we decided to embrace it! There was also a need to add privacy at the far end of the garden due to the new house in the adjacent plot.
As the neighbouring wisteria likes to romp over the summer house, we decided to add a pergola to encourage it along this structure for added screening.
To add to the sense of calm we created a small water feature which spills into a rill utilising a stainless-steel trough the clients already owned. I do love to use re-cycled items if possible.
We planted a multi-stem Prunus serrula for seasonal interest, and cottage garden planting in shades of pink, white, mauve and purple. We smartened up the front garden by adding planting that flowed into the borrowed views of the common beyond.
“Great design service from Carole. Listened carefully to our brief, working to our budget and adjusted her ideas for us as we went along. We now have a lovely family garden with a super grownup escape space. The planting and space make me feel like I am sat within a display garden at Chelsea Flower Show! Thank you” Catherine Rose