Contemporary Garden, Lawley Village

This rear garden of a new build property in Newport was a very overcrowded garden with overgrown plants and a complete overhaul was required. Our client’s brief was to provide more usable space for a growing family, a low maintenance but impactful planting scheme, good linkage to the lower driveway level and to the front of the house. Our client wanted us to create a garden for the family to enjoy and offer a contemporary water feature to be both enjoyed in the garden and viewed from the property. Areas required for entertaining and relaxing with a planting scheme that offers seasonal interest.

Our team developed a concept that used contemporary materials and offered an enclosed entertaining space in the form of porcelain paving with composite boundary trellis. This main patio area is framed with charcoal porcelain planks to create a character area while planting pockets provide screening and colour throughout the year. The bespoke detailing of the steel frame structure and composite framework aimed to frame views and create cover also within the garden. A north facing large garage brick wall offered a challenge in terms of how to create adequate screening. Using an artificial green wall system softens the boundary while reducing maintenance. This offered the perfect backdrop to the large water wall feature. Access to the lower-level driveway was achieved via a set of porcelain steps. A cantilever gate was designed to allow ease of access without having to manually open the gate each time the client entered and exited the house. Furthermore, access to the front of the house was enhanced with a bespoke gate made with composite batons linking the materials within the garden. A bespoke bench area was created to allow a space to relax and enjoy the sound of the rippling water.

A contemporary garden has been successfully provided with more usable space for the client and the family. While the relaxing sound of the water can be enjoyed within the whole of the back garden space either on the bench area provided or from the patio areas. A modern material palette including Porcelain, Design Clad and composite materials provide a contemporary finish to the garden while a dynamic planting scheme offers striking, bold coloured planting which lifts the space between the structural features. Vibrant planting colours and textures soften views within the garden while the grasses used add sensory value set amongst the rippling water of the steel water wall. The reflective value of this material lightens the space perfectly alongside the light grey porcelain which creates a more inviting and vibrant space to enjoy.

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