A while back this space apparently used to be Lord Sackville’s tennis courts.
(Sackville of Sackville Rd) . Then it became a neglected suburban garden full of Bay trees.
My clients wanted their garden to be a social space both for adults and children, with lots of colour yet low on maintenance.
We designed the seating area around a Corten Steel fire pit with lovely golden Cedar wood to match the house and the Summer house. We decided on a deep grey to offset both the wood and the greenery. Two pendulous Birch trees give atmosphere and a third dimension to the area without obscuring light.
We used Corten steel edging of the lawn to link the whole garden together.
Planting around the seating area has a ‘mound’ theme of Pittisporum Tom thumb and Pittisporum Golf Balls with taller more languid planting bursting through like Fennel, Crocosmia Red Devil, Phlomis italics, Stipa gigantic and Lobelia Queen Victoria.