Family Gardens Elegant family garden Garden designed by Maitanne Hunt & constructed by The Garden Builders
Beautiful contemporary family garden in Kew, designed by Maitanne Hunt and constructed by The Garden Builders, creates a spacious, relaxing environment for entertainment and leisure.

Divided into three functional areas, the garden has a clean and crisp look combining sleek hardscaping with strategic tree planting and focal structures. Linked by a generous lawn space, the outdoors space exudes calm and a peaceful ambience.

A paved terrace with outdoor sofas provides comfortable seating and a sleek relaxation zone. Built on the same level as the internal floor of the house, the terrace creates continuity between interior and exterior spaces. Darleymoor yorkstone, with its soft tones and clean, smooth appearance, perfectly complements the furniture and the planting pockets for the multi-stemmed Osmanthus ‘Fragrans’ trees set within the paving.

The small trees, together with additional planting pockets, add interest to the terrace space and provide movement and an elegant, organic element to the terrace design as well as the house’s brick façade. Decorative pots from Atelier Vierkant likewise accent the area near the house. The terrace creates an inviting outdoor living extension where the entire family can gather together and sink into the supple, plush sofas, amidst the Osmanthus trees, which give off a fragrant jasmine-like scent during springtime and bloom with delicate, white flowers. The terrace provides a seamless transition from the inside of the property to the garden, making it likelier for the family to use the outdoor space every day. Outdoor rooms are popular garden features and add to the appeal of the entire property as well as expressing the owners’ personality and taste.

The huge lawn comprising the middle section of the garden is edged with paved paths on the side, and ends in a low, curving yellow-stock, retaining brick wall playfully running along the width of the lawn and incorporating two steps. Two large apple trees punctuate this section, drawing the eye to the rear section of the garden. The lawn can serve as an active play area for children. A Western Red Cedar horizontal slatted trellis provides privacy for the garden and a backdrop and support for the pleached fruit trees, Malus "Evereste’ on either side of the garden. The rear area is laid with artificial grass and features an outbuilding for storage and children’s play. Artificial grass, which can better withstand wear and tear than natural grass, is a safe play surface for children, is suitable for families with pets and is easy to maintain as well. The outside building, with its sleek black paint, vertical wooden slatting and glass frontage provides a sophisticated, contemporary element that completes the scheme. The front of the building features another seating area for the family to relax in.

Garden lighting transforms the character of the scheme at night, creating a cozy space for the family and dramatically illuminating parts of the garden.

The Garden Builders has built a reputation during 20 years of operations for creating amazing gardens that are beautifully designed and constructed in a timely, cost-efficient manner with the highest standards of quality and professionalism.
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