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The Colourful Garden

A very simple shaped space, the client asked for an extension to his home; somewhere to entertain and relax with friends. He also wanted his love of colour to be taken into his outside space.

The garden on survey day; set on two levels but fundamentally a blank canvas.The garden on survey day; set on two levels but fundamentally a blank canvas.

The best sun was in the upper area, so the client was keen to use this space as well as the lower area for entertaining.The best sun was in the upper area, so the client was keen to use this space as well as the lower area for entertaining.

The completed garden; just seen to the left is trellis is a citrus green that frames a large mirror; the paving is broken up with areas of gravel to add interest. The planting is very simple and contemporary.The completed garden; just seen to the left is trellis is a citrus green that frames a large mirror; the paving is broken up with areas of gravel to add interest. The planting is very simple and contemporary.

The split level tiered stainless steel water feature sits in the existing wall which has been clad in timber to hide it.The split level tiered stainless steel water feature sits in the existing wall which has been clad in timber to hide it.

A new dark grey composite decked area with fitted seating and a bright red sail shade; a paved centre to the deck is to allow for a fire pit to be set there. The upright posts both support the shade and form an arch for climbers to the left hand side.A new dark grey composite decked area with fitted seating and a bright red sail shade; a paved centre to the deck is to allow for a fire pit to be set there. The upright posts both support the shade and form an arch for climbers to the left hand side.

The planting is mostly evergreen and foliage based, very low maintenance.The planting is mostly evergreen and foliage based, very low maintenance.

The red sail shade is a really striking feature in the garden. The client's sofa was the same red, so the link between inside and out has some drama.The red sail shade is a really striking feature in the garden. The client's sofa was the same red, so the link between inside and out has some drama.