Front garden Pots and tree Pergola Japanese rocks Pot Shrubs Table & BBQ Play boat View to house Plan
Front garden Pots and tree Pergola Japanese rocks Pot Shrubs Table & BBQ Play boat View to house Plan
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Sussex, Large garden

This is a large semi-rural garden. It was a grassy space with a small wood at back with a splendid mature sweet chestnut tree.

Requirements included plenty of space for childrens play: a large lawn and play structures in the trees. The path to have a turning circle for bikes. Client very keen on a Japanese influence on the style, including a space for a collection of bonsai and maples. The effect of water but no water…ie a dry “river” created from pebbles. Rhododendrons in the shaded part.

The front garden was also redesigned to create more interest in the semicircle of grass surrounded by the drive.

Several years on this garden has matured beautifully. The rhododendrons are a mass of colour in late spring and early summer. The Japanese influence is felt in the bridge over the dry stream and the arrangement of rocks, bamboos and acers near the conservatory. In the woods a variety of timber structures allow childrens’ imaginations to roam as free as their bodies and the path circles the tree for convenient cycling.