From start to finish

Finished garden
Finished garden
Finished garden
Finished garden
Finished garden
Finished garden
Finished garden
Finished garden
Finished garden
Finished garden

Large Garden in Park Langley, Beckenham

Overview

The original garden of this Arts and Crafts property in Park Langley was large and mostly laid to lawn with a beautiful mature mixed hedge on all sides and large trees mainly in the neighbouring gardens.

The Brief

The retired couple wanted a garden which had the wow factor, a large comfortable space adjacent to the house for entertaining and for the rest of the garden to look beautiful all year round. They had started bird watching and wanted the planting to encourage birds and other wildlife into the garden too.

Design Concept & Process

  • As the existing garden was very angular with a rectangular lawn bordered by hedging we designed a curved brick planter, with a built-in bench, to allow the large number of guests which the space had to accommodate on occasions.
  • A water feature was added for visual interest and as a water source for the birds
  • There was a specific requirement to create a neat solution for all the bird seed and poo from the bird-feeders which ended up on the patio. So we placed a gravel area below the birdfeeders to accommodate the mess.
  • As the garden had limited features elsewhere we created an additional planting area further up the garden to break up the space and create a pleasant place to sit in a sweet spot which looked back towards the house.
  • The planting design added perch points and seed heads to keep the birds happy plus seasonal interest through-out the space.