This tiny space had a lot to live up to. Being part of a fantastically styled renovation of a period property which included a huge crittall garden doors from an open plan kitchen, this garden had to have year round appeal. With husband and wife having quite different briefs we had to find a way to combine all the elements into a micro garden without over complicating the space and staying true to the overall style of their home.

We used oversized elements to make the space feel bigger – in particular a grand raised bed which gave us the opportunity to create a verdant view from the kitchen and divide the space into ‘dining’ and ‘lounging’ areas. Raised beds are a great way to contain natural style planting in a neat way – the planting brief was colourful so we packed in a wide variety of spring and summer perennials such as Rudbeckia and Achillea as well as evergreens and herbs. We included structure by using planted crates inside the bed which also gives at a kooky edge.

As the space is small it needed to be on one level surface so we injected interest by mixing the materials. Our favourite feature being the beautiful metal framed woven hazel panels which are a great contradiction to the modern slatted fences. The two terraces use large contemporary sandstone slabs with hardwood decking details and the modern rendered walls are contrasted by bespoke scaffold board joinery which includes an outdoor kitchen and space saving folding bench.

Ambient lighting throughout ensures this garden becomes a proper extension of this modern home.

Built by Bumar Gardens

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