Contemporary new-build garden

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Being a new-build property, the starting point for this design was a completely blank canvas, with just lawn and boundary fences. Although quite a generous size for a modern property the garden is an awkward 'L' shape, and the blank, tall timber boundary fences made the space appear smaller than it is. Plenty of space for outdoor entertaining is provided with two terrace areas, separated by raised beds and a strong floor-scape using a mix of paving flags, porcelain planks and decorative gravel. The terraces lead on to lawn areas, which gradually become more informal away from the house. A secluded and shady woodland garden has been created at the furthest point of the garden with hanging pod chairs located on a raised timber deck that floats over a woodland meadow. Broad mixed planting borders screen and soften the boundary fences and sculptural focal points lead the eye around the garden.