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Contemporary formal garden, Leicester

This was a brand new contemporary building on a grand street of houses requiring a garden that would complement the modern design but also meet the clients brief for a low maintenance garden.

Contemporary Formal Garden, Leicester

Porcelain paving complements the building materials

Site – The rear of the house was completely glazed and overlooked the large sloping garden meaning the space had to be an integral part of the living space and create a grand statement.

Contemporary Formal Garden, Leicester

Steps leading to two levels of lawn

Brief – The garden needed to look stunning all year round as all main living rooms overlooked the space. The client required a large area for entertaining family and friends, with a large lawn to give space for a marquee for special occasions.

Contemporary Formal Garden, Leicester

Pleached trees create height and frame the main lawn

Design – Due to the sloping site, this Formal garden was designed with several different levels to create various rooms for entertaining and relaxing.

The design consists of three lawns and stunning porcelain paving and steps down to the house. Pleached trees line the large lawn area whilst stepped hedging frame the garden with a variety of hedge to give different shades of green in the summer. Hornbeam hedging was used to create contrast in the winter months with its golden leaves.

A sunken area housing an outdoor kitchen and dining area, to include a tandoor oven, bbq, pizza oven and washing facilities will ultimately be covered with a green roof. A bespoke water feature cascading down one side of the garden. Rendered white washed walls tie in with the finish of the house and create drama.

The focal point of the garden will ultimately be a large spherical sculpture with a rendered wall as the back drop.

This garden is due to be completed soon – check back here for updated information and pictures.

Contemporary Formal Garden, Leicester

View through pleached trees towards bespoke water feature

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