The garden was inspired from modern Japanese gardens, this design utilities a series of circles and spirals to impart a strong sense of fluid unity to the space. The existing paved area to the right of the conservatory was removed and re-laid with a large fish and spiral design pebble mosaic circle, resting like a solitary island in a ‘sea’ of black slate paddle stones. From this area, a semi-circular step, inlaid with pebbles in a spiral mosaic pattern, leads to a large circular lawn. An undulating rendered wall capped with paddle stones begins at the raised paved area to the right of the conservatory and curves out into the space along the edge of the lawn. Swooping downwards, it seemingly ‘dissapears’ underground only to rise again at the back center of the space and continued around the garden to terminate at the left of the house.
Planting in the space features very soft and delicate floral, punctuated by the occasional strong architectural form. The Japanese plants features heavily, including evergreen shrubs and flowering summer and autumn perennials, while a selection of Spring bulbs, including snowdrops and bluebells planted under the Magnolia tree, will bring a colorful start to the year. A subtle lighting scheme gives the garden a gentle all-over wash, with the careful placement or exterior shadow spots to illuminate the main features and planting. LED pin lights set within the structure of the curved wall serve to mark its gentle undulation, while pea light adorn the magnolia to stunning effect.
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