This long curving path in gold granite cobble, is repeated in the planting, as bands of colour on the same pathway.
Edging refers to the material used to define the edge between two areas of use in the garden. That may be the flower bed from the lawn, patio, gravel path etc. On a practical level, it is sometimes crucial to use it, e.g. to retain the gravel on a pathway from drifting onto a lawn, and/or it may have a function in the design e.g. to map out the lines/ shapes in the design, or lead the eye in a desired direction.
Materials used for edging can be concrete, natural stone, timber, or metal. Costs, longevity and looks will vary with each material
This pergola bench bed, is the centre piece of this contemporary garden. The raised bed was a single pour concrete shuttered job, with the steel supports for the floating bench set during the pour. The seat is of larch timber, as is the pergola. The paving is Saigon blue limestone with silver granite cobbles as […]
Three steel pergola arches can support swing chairs. Polished concrete patio and pond. The screens made of steel mesh will all rust and bleed a reddish colour over the rendered walls. An early draft of the design before the timber was swapped for steel.
This project was designed on paper with the clients, and uses perfect arcs for each area in the garden. This use of strong geometric shape keeps the viewer’s eye on the floor of the space and leads them to the specimen plants of Tree fern and Japanese maple.