A contemporary garden with distinct contours
For this contemporary garden, we used interlocking contours to define the different areas.
The buff porcelain stone patio adjoining the house provides a dining area from where you can look out onto the garden. On the right-hand side, an Ilex crenata hedge marks out the curved perimeter of the generous border. Four graceful silver birches overlook the planting scheme, a pleasing mix of purples, whites and strong greens.
On the left-hand side, an impressive raised bed runs along the entire length of the lawn. Planted with gorgeous Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’, it’s also wide enough to be used as a seat. To highlight it at night, a horizontal light runs along the base, while at each end, two statement pebble areas stage distinctive globular lights and specimen pompom topiary trees.
At the back, another patio offers a lounging area, with a mobile barbecue and two beautiful olive trees in grey pots.