Almondsbury rear garden

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The design for this small, north facing rear garden was all about maximising the use of limited amounts of sunlight. My clients wanted multiple seating areas so that they could always relax in what direct sun that the plot gets. The challenge was to achieve this without making the garden look cramped and cluttered. The solution is a formal design with a limited palette of materials and a strong geometry. A lounge deck, which gets the morning sun, lies opposite a dining deck located to get the evening sun. A summer house lies in the sunniest part of the garden with space in front for a small bistro set. Strong diagonal ground lines, raised beds and vertical features break up direct views down the garden from the house and increase the apparent size of the plot.