Date: 29th September 2014
A simple approach was taken when designing this Clarehall garden. The client wanted an extension of the kitchen so a seamless flow was created from inside to out. The boundary walls were raised to create privacy and raised beds gave extra height with planting. As the garden was quite small attention to detail was key. Fine plastering gave the overall clean look but the shadow gaps created a strong sense of design. The shed was remodelled to suit the design and the aluminium verandah created an outdoor room feel away from the house. The wet sealed dark basalt stone trims picked up the dark kitchen counter top and the red structural arches picked up the red leather stools. Two pleached carpinus panels were planted either side of the right red structure to soften the boundary wall and simple olives, maples and amelanchiers gave planting height along the left and back boundaries. Block planting of grasses, agapanthus, hydrangea annabelles and rosemary prostratus create impact upon entry to this beautiful city haven.