Sue Gilbert - Gardens by Design

Sue Gilbert Gardens by Design

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The Outdoor Room

A nice sized plot that was basically a blank canvas - the clients wanted to make a garden they could use more and enjoy entertaining and relaxing in.

The garden pre works stage...The garden pre works stage...

This was the view pre the sunken fire pit area.This was the view pre the sunken fire pit area.

This area is just one step down and worked with the fact there was a gentle fall in the garden anyway, but a level change really adds interest to a space.This area is just one step down and worked with the fact there was a gentle fall in the garden anyway, but a level change really adds interest to a space.

A tiered water feature clad in the paving, a new patio and a decked area around the conservatory allowing a flush transition to this area.A tiered water feature clad in the paving, a new patio and a decked area around the conservatory allowing a flush transition to this area.

The new raised bespoke Fire-pit and sunken seating area; the difference in the cladding just breaks up the effect, adding interest to areas. The client has brought lots of lovely brightly coloured cushions for the seating.The new raised bespoke Fire-pit and sunken seating area; the difference in the cladding just breaks up the effect, adding interest to areas. The client has brought lots of lovely brightly coloured cushions for the seating.

The new patio- a decked area by the conservatory and the new water rill water feature.The new patio- a decked area by the conservatory and the new water rill water feature.

This will be the new bespoke outdoor kitchen area.This will be the new bespoke outdoor kitchen area.

All ready for water, the lights cast a flood onto the paving at night without dazzling into the house; there is a light in the water feature too to catch the water flow.All ready for water, the lights cast a flood onto the paving at night without dazzling into the house; there is a light in the water feature too to catch the water flow.

Planting day arrives and all the landscaping is complete; the sunken seating area has its fitted fire pit and will have lots of nice cushions too.Planting day arrives and all the landscaping is complete; the sunken seating area has its fitted fire pit and will have lots of nice cushions too.

An overhead shot showing the various areas of the garden, bamboos planted under the pergola.An overhead shot showing the various areas of the garden, bamboos planted under the pergola.

The new outdoor kitchen allows for complete entertaining outside.The new outdoor kitchen allows for complete entertaining outside.

The water rill flows along the side of the dining area patio.The water rill flows along the side of the dining area patio.

A close up of the fire pit and main patio are in the distance. The planting is simple, low maintenance with a purple theme to it.A close up of the fire pit and main patio are in the distance. The planting is simple, low maintenance with a purple theme to it.