A Family Garden in Prestbury
The existing landscaping of a family garden in Prestbury had been built by the builders of the house. They had created a narrow stone terrace with a randomly placed flight of curved steps leading to a raised lawn area. Neither of these awkwardly shaped areas sat comfortably with the grand Arts & Crafts style house.
The brief was to create a garden that would work in harmony with the materials and character of the house. It also needed to fulfill the lifestyle requirements of the the clients and their two growing boys.
Space at house level needed to be maximised for entertainment purposes whilst leaving enough lawn for the boys' enthisiastic games of football. We therefore extended the main terrace outwards with access to the lawn via a number of steps around the terrace. The retaining walls double up as raised planting beds. Being able to bring greenery closer to the house helps to soften the hard landscaping. Planting is a mixture of informal grasses, perennials and formally clipped box and yew hedging.
We cannot recommend Louise and Blue Tulip Garden Design enough. The whole service was clear and incredibly well put together from the building plans and materials to the planting. In the end we have a fabulous garden. Thank you so much.
Bilal Bhatti and Tazeen Usmani, Prestbury
A Covered Area
The client is an enthusiastic outdoor chef and a glass verandah was included, built against the house to create an all weather seating area and enough space for a large mobile firepit with intergrated barbecue.
We chose a beautiful black slate to contrast with the white render of the house and walls. This also reflects perfectly the colour of the window frames. The slate looks wonderful when wet with rain.
The garden wraps around the side of the house where it cannot be seen. With so much additional space we were able to create an all weather basketball court for the boys.
The garden now reflects the grandeur of the house whilst providing our clients with everything on their original wish list.