A few simple directions from the clients for this wide garden included curves, a raised seating area at the rear covered with a pergola and a good sized lawn with no edges to maintain. The design incorporated all these elements with simple and elegant geometry – the existing large apple tree acted as the centre point for a sweeping arc of a circle, which describes the edge of the lawn and the shape of the rear step behind it.
A generous width path of black Chelmer Valley hand-made bricks cut through and contrast vividly with the light tones of London Stone’s sawn sandstone.
The path is centred on an existing Horse Chestnut tree, which is surrounded by a small circular deck, carefully cut around the base of the tree, adding to the geometry. A black stained pergola built to align with the existing (black stained) shed completes the composition.