This lovely, large 'suburban' garden in north London was designed with free flowing curves and spiral shapes worked into several of the hard and soft landscape design elements.
The whole garden consisted of a very heavy clay soil so it was vital that good land drainage was introduced from the outset. This factor was especially important in the main lawn area in order to give the client the lush healthy, natural lawn they desired. Smart stepping stones cut from varied widths of natural buff sawn York stone are inlaid into the 'sweeping' edge of the lawn supplying an effective contrast with the lush green grassy surface. The curve is additionally defined by approx 300 no. miniature box hedging plants which form a neat clipped edge along the line of the planting bed, main terrace and lawn. A further 30 linear metres of mature Ligustrum hedging was incorporated along the garden boundaries to screen the existing timber fencing.
The same smart sawn York stone was used to create the main dining terrace area, which incorporated a jet cut circle kit that linked seamlessly with the custom made curved water feature. Made from high grade stainless steel, the eight meter long water rill flowed on two levels with miniature water fall and was decoratively lined with polished yellow river pebbled at the base. Behind the annex building was a second York stone terrace, this time for barbecuing and lounging out 'whatever the weather' with its overhead retractable awning.
A beautiful main feature in the garden is the octagonal timber built gazebo with integral bench seating and overhead heaters. The floor of the summerhouse features a unique spiral design formed from an attractive, coloured resin bound material split by neat curving lines of aluminium. A comprehensive irrigation system is installed throughout the garden with in-line drip tube and lawn pop-up sprinklers. Over 40 no. LED light fittings are located around the garden illuminating focal plants and the feature gazebo. The lighting gives the clients a beautiful garden that they can view and enjoy well into the evening time.