The garden was designed by Declan Buckley Associates and constructed by the Garden Builders.
The garden designers initial brief for this long narrow
garden 6.8 m wide x 34m long was to carry the newly revamped
contemporary interior style into the outdoor spaces, with lots of room for adult
entertaining, cooking, dining, lounging, and play areas for children and their
dog. The clients wanted to be able to
enjoy the garden in the evenings so lighting and a heat source was also part of
the brief. The new design was developed to make
the site seem less long and narrow. The site was divided into three
distinct spaces that flow seamlessly into each other. Big blocks of planting help divide
the spaces while still allowing views through the garden.
Very dark basalt stone bisects the terrace and is carried vertically up the face of the sculptural fireplace.This helps to exaggerate the width of the garden while breaking up what might otherwise appeared as a vast expanse of stone terrace.
A new lawn area was created in the centre of the garden for sunbathing and a second horizontal band of dark stone (black basalt chippings), at the end of the lawn, again helps to exaggerate the width of the garden.