This striking urban garden has reclaimed brick as the dominant feature along with architectural planting. The herringbone pattern of the paving zigzag-ed around garden allowing pockets for the planting to creep into the gaps. Timber lattes painted black give an interesting texture to the boundaries, and also disguise an ugly wall with many […]
Designers often speak of focal points in a garden. Their function is to lead the user around the garden, hopefully revealing more and more of the space as you move. They also provide, as the term suggests, points for the eye to focus on within a broader ‘picture’. Like photography, and the visual arts, vistas, scenes, pictures all require composition, with a focal point.
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 simple pergola creates great visual movement by tilting the cross beams, from side to side.
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.