Calton Avenue 6

A design that makes a feature from a constraint

Rather than treating the mature pear tree in the middle of this garden as a constraint, we used it to form part of a striking architectural statement by designing and building a circular deck and feature gabion wall to surround it.

The undulating wall creates privacy from neighbours and a base for the cantilevered benches. To add contrast with the gabion stones, the baskets are interposed with vertical wooden posts.

To complete this delightful space, we planted a subtle combination of pastel grasses and flowering perennials for a coastal ambiance.

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