This small new build garden space was designed for a recently constructed house on a new housing development in Bersted, West Sussex. The compact garden had just a small patio area and a lawn that rose up towards the back fence by almost half a meter.
The client was downsizing their property but very much enjoyed gardening, so the goal here was to transform a very blank canvas into a garden full of plants, with plenty to look after, whilst offering a small entertainment space, and then including lots of practical considerations, such as a wheelie bin store, space for a bicycle, as well as a water butt.
The proposed design is a fully planted garden that envelops a pergola covered seating area at the rear, positioned to catch the sun. Three oak sleeper steps take you from the existing terrace up to the pergola, with planting cascading over the edges of a meandering compacted gravel path. Two multistemmed Amelanchier trees add height and year-round interest and provide dappled shade and privacy to the seating area. Feature pots in prominent positions include clipped topiary for evergreen structure, whilst others offer opportunities for seasonal planting displays that can be changed throughout the year.
If you have a new build garden and a blank canvas, get in touch to discuss how we could transform the space into the garden of your dreams.