We designed this large family garden as part of a school house restoration project. The garden features an outdoor kitchen and dining area, raised planting, sandstone paving and steps, water features and a gravel entrance and driveway.
Glass-topped wicker garden furniture and candle holders with sweeping views of the garden and surrounding countryside.
We made use of a large ash tree by making a feature of it, running the gravel path around it and fitting it with a hexagonal timber seat.
This feature planter is built from concrete blocks faced with Stonemarket Haus split-face slate cladding, and topped with Bradstone Smooth Natural Sandstone.
The flower beds are planted in a naturalistic, almost cottage garden style, while the raised beds are more formal.
The outdoor kitchen and dining space is set on a Ecodek recycled decking material. The brick-built kitchen features a BBQ, stainless steel sink and storage, and a marble worktop. The summer house features more kitchen areas, sofas and a flat screen TV.
This brick built outdoor kitchen is part of a large decked outdoor dining and entertaining space with unspoilt views of the countryside.
A sweeping gravel drive separates the two lawned areas, and features a large ash tree with timber seat.
The steeply sloping garden is managed by terraced raised beds and steps leading to a gently sloping lawn.
The raised planter contains lavender, roses and stipa gigantea grass.
The long rear wall of the garden, leading from the outdoor kitchen to the house, is the perfect backdrop to a 50 metre herbaceous border.
The sweeping gravel drive is softened by naturalistic shrub and herbaceous planting.
The gravel drive leads to a triple garage, and is edges with a raised bed of mature shrubs and trees.
The gated driveway leads to a granite stone circle in front of the house entrance, and is softened with shrub planting and containers.