A seaside family garden for work, play and relaxation.
A ‘staggered’ Millboard deck incorporating large corten planters leads from the house onto a gravelled dining area, curved path and lawn. A new office at the end of the garden is now connected and feels established in the space with its own decked seating area. Deeper borders on the sunny side include a corten water feature and drought-tolerant Mediterranean style planting and grasses with a focus on silver-leafed foliage. Existing Oak and Bay trees to the NW corner were retained, with additional trees – Amelanchier and Sorbus – creating visual structure and rhythm and greater seclusion as they mature.
All boundaries were replaced and painted black to highlighting the planting; a sedum-roofed storage cupboard for outdoor cushions makes best use of the space.