Instead of painting walls and raised beds, white render gives a permanent colour, some even incorporate fungicide to deter green algae discolouration.
Garden walls can be boundary walls or retaining walls, both requiring a different construction method and depending on their height and load bearing specifications.
Concrete blocks, bricks, and natural stone, are the obvious choices, but wire gabions (metal cages filled with stone) can be employed for a more than functional appearance.
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.
Use of white cement in the mortar works well with this antique style brick
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.