A Contemporary Garden in Wilmslow
We were asked to design a contemporary garden in Wilmslow for a Victorian house with a stunning two level extension. The large French windows look out over a sloping garden with woodland beyond. The client wanted a bold contemporary design to work with the modern extension.
Maximum use has been made of the slope, moving through the garden down a series of steps and larger platforms. Stone paving and timber decking have been combined to soften the hard landscaping, as the lawn has been removed and there is limited space for planting.
A stunning decorative stone wall has been built and is used as a contemporary sculpture. This has the added advantage of hiding the garden shed.
The client wanted a cedar hot tub, and this has been tucked to one side and placed on a lower level to help screen it but also make it easier to climb in to. Large bamboos in pots help improve privacy.
Our previously very boring garden has been given the 'wow' factor and is a great pleasure to use. It is now much more in keeping with the house. David Holland, Wilmslow
A Reflective Pool
The garden is divided in two by a long reflective pool which is crossed via three substantial stepping stones. Moving over the steps adds a sense of danger and fun as there is no other way to get across the water. A black dye has been added to the water so that a mirror surface is created to reflect the sky and surrounding plants. It also helps to suppress the growth of algae.
The second half of the space receives most of the sun during the day as the garden is north facing. A flat area has been created with timber decking where the client can keep their sun beds to enjoy on warmer days. A raised bed of rendered block work walls has been built to wrap around the corner of the deck and filled with planting. An integrated seat pf timber slatts is provided as permanent seating.