Arts and Crafts Garden Design Buckinghamshire

BRIEF

Our clients wanted to completely reshape the garden of this beautiful arts and crafts style house to provide a place for them to relax and entertain. With Children flying the nest it was time to remodel the garden to suit a more adult lifestyle, including entertaining areas, a large wildlife friendly pool and more space for planting. The client did however want us to retain some elements that had sentimental value, including a wendy house that had been built for their children.

DESIGN SOLUTION

We produced alternative garden designs for this project with different layouts and styles. A relaxed, flowing style was chosen with curved paths that created a circular route around the garden. The key features of this garden were:

  • A new terrace that combined natural stone and resin bound gravel areas that guide you through the space and also provide a free draining, non slip surface
  • ‘Table top’ pleached trees planted within the terrace to provide a relaxing dappled shade over the dining area
  • A large and small pool with a connecting stream – providing a gentle sound and movement
  • Garden lighting providing a subtle drama at night
  • A beautiful naturalistic planting scheme
  • New boundary fencing and a row of tall bare-stem shrubs to provide screening to neighbouring properties