The client asked for an elegant garden terrace to complement their new orangery. The brief was to create a space that linked the building styles together. They also needed a new seating area to enjoy the views of the garden and to screen a utility area.
We reused the beautiful York stone paving to ensure the design sits comfortably with the traditional architecture of the house. New planting terraces were built using block work and rendered to match the orangery. Rendered walls used to build the terraced planting areas ensure that they blend more readily with the more contemporary style of the orangery.
An elegant water feature
The client wanted to make better use of her existing lead water feature that had been previously overlooked. It has been successfully reused. It is now an attractive feature within the space that is attached to a new wall. This wall also acts a screen to an area that houses the washing line.
Planting has been kept very traditional using many cottage garden favourites such as Astrantia and lavender. The charming pink and purples of perennials are interspersed with wispy grasses and scented roses. Formality within the planting is provided by holly topiary.TAGS: Town | Stone | Water | Entertain | Formal