Garden for 'new build' 

The steep rear garden to this 'new build' house is divided into three levels linked with paths and steps to maximise the outdoor space for relaxing and entertaining.  

The lawn is enclosed with secure fencing to keep the dogs safe.  Plant borders surrounding the lawn are filled with shrubs and perennials to soften the picket fencing and offer year-round colour.

Mature trees overhang the garden on the south side creating an opportunity for shade loving plants such as Hydrangea, Ferns, Fatsia, Skimmia, Euonymus and Astilbe.  The other side of the garden enjoys hot sun and the borders are filled with sun loving plants such as Roses, Penstemon, Nepeta, Geraniums and ornamental grasses.

The standard bay trees offer structure whilst the relaxed planting softens the lines of the terraces

The standard bay trees offer structure whilst the relaxed planting softens the lines of the terraces

Sun loving plants flank the main path

New paved steps are installed with cedar timber and wire balustrade

New paved steps are installed with cedar timber and wire balustrade

The main terrace

The main terrace

Gravel from the original garden is reclaimed and used in the new layout.

A standard rose provides a focal point

Refurbished terrace with cedar coping and handrail

The front garden

The front garden

Shade loving plants - Hydrangeas, Astilbes and Anemones

New lawn and planting

New lawn and planting

The lawn before

The lawn before

Before the alterations

Before the alterations