Here’s a town garden I designed in Exmouth earlier this year. The client is busy working full time and wanted a low-to-no maintenance outside space to entertain friends and soak up the sun.
The garden was on a slope with no level space for a table and chairs. The first step was to create two decked seating areas, to catch the morning and the evening sun. I chose a simple geometric look that uses a series of right-angled axes across and down the garden.
Before and after from the other end of the garden…..
The existing flower beds were ramshackle and overgrown, so we replaced these with raised ‘tiered’ beds and a simple planting scheme with a Mediterranean feel, using lavenders, bay lollipops and prostrate rosemary. (These also have the benefit of only needing minimal attention…..)
The south-facing deck gives a nice elevated view over the garden (but importantly, not into the neighbours plot!). I used a 3d package to illustrate how all the relative heights would work.
Thanks to Simon Aplin Landscaping who braved the February elements (including sleet, snow and high winds) while building the garden!