GARDEN DESIGN TWICKENHAM
This detached house is located close to the river and is high off the ground to protect from flooding; this meant that the existing terrace, which was at the same level, was quite exposed. The dilapidated shed and steps also needed to go, and a more inviting and usable transition from inside to outside was needed.
The brief here was to provide lots of space at ground level for the family and to introduce planting closer to the house. An area midway between the two levels was proposed with an inbuilt bench – always somewhere to sit just outside the doors with some shelter from the planting. A small area was “stolen” from the side garden, this provides an area for planting in the rear, without losing space; and less maintenance in the side.
SIDE & FRONT GARDEN
The whole side of the house is adjacent to a wide footpath, where the front door is located. After a major modernisation of the house, a new entrance-way was needed. Using the unusual shape of the new doorway, the stone steps and gateway were designed, conecting via a path to the front garden.
The front garden was rarely used, so a simple pattern of stone squares, resin-bonded paths and artificial grass is surrounded by evergreen planting. A new rendered wall completed the long boundary line around the house and binds all three gardens together.