Countryside Garden with Glazed Screens


Tasked with the design and build of a small corner plot within a larger existing garden, our clients wanted to create a contemporary space featuring water and seating area embracing the views onto grazing land.  Therefore our design team suggested a bespoke balustrade made from toughened glass to allow views out onto countryside, with the clients specifying  a 6foot glazed unit to prevent hungry horses grazing.  A cedar screen alongside this created a textural backdrop to the new planting and picked up the warm earthy tones of the new laid tiles and porcelain paving.

A large multi-stem Amelanchier was planted in a central raised bed to create height, dappled light and changing seasonal interest (buds, flowers, berries, greenery) underplanted with colourful perennials.  The retaining wall features a water blade which cascades into a lower pool with stepping stones across to a generous steps and a small seating area aside the glass screens.  The planting is a mixture of grasses and herbaceous perennials chosen to provide a long season of interest as well as echoing the grasses and wild flowers of the visible paddock.