The garden had a slope that made much of the space redundant, and the aspect was shady due to a row of tall neighbouring trees that blocked out much of the light.
We decided to excavate soil to create a large level paved area using the supporting walls as the base for a large corner seat.
The client likes strong colours and a modern aesthetic, so I used a very restricted pallete of plants all chosen for their long performance.
Scaled plan drawing of the design and the site before work commenced
Hydrangeas surround the seating area, the blooms will look good long after flowering, and the seed heads will bring structure through winter.
Geraniums planted amongst the grasses will give colour from early summer through to late autumn.
The large terrace gives a versatile space that can accommodate a large number of people.