Sue Gilbert - Gardens by Design

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A Formal Outdoor Room

A relatively small but nicely proportioned space, needing a design to link to the new house extension and work for a client with a busy work life.

Survey day, the upper lawn level and some poor condition fencing.Survey day, the upper lawn level and some poor condition fencing.

The lower area had been cleared in part for the extension.The lower area had been cleared in part for the extension.

Clearance is done and the build underway. The level change now clear.Clearance is done and the build underway. The level change now clear.

The sub base for the lower patio is done and the steps and raised beds are constructed.The sub base for the lower patio is done and the steps and raised beds are constructed.

The lines are very simple using paving to create the patios and clad all the new walling too.The lines are very simple using paving to create the patios and clad all the new walling too.

A central simple bespoke water feature is a key view from the house. ready for planting...A central simple bespoke water feature is a key view from the house. ready for planting...

The planting is simple but contemporary using topiary and some softening foliage and flowers.The planting is simple but contemporary using topiary and some softening foliage and flowers.

A feature planter with 'Erigeron karvinskianus', this will flower  and flower and loves sunshine.A feature planter with 'Erigeron karvinskianus', this will flower and flower and loves sunshine.

The raised areas help soften the space, the feature topiary trees will grow to add impact.The raised areas help soften the space, the feature topiary trees will grow to add impact.

An drone shot shows the simple lines of the design.An drone shot shows the simple lines of the design.

The seating and BBQ area have their own framed areas.The seating and BBQ area have their own framed areas.

A lovely dusk shot of the water feature and planter. The planting has now started to fill in. A lovely dusk shot of the water feature and planter. The planting has now started to fill in.

The garden at night, up lit trees add drama and wall lighting allows safe access to the upper garden.The garden at night, up lit trees add drama and wall lighting allows safe access to the upper garden.

The view from the new extension the paving chosen to flow on from the internal floor.The view from the new extension the paving chosen to flow on from the internal floor.