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Terraced
Garden
for
Outdoor
Living
The Garden Before The Project   Before/Project Brief
The garden to the rear of this Georgian terraced house, whilst not large, sloped away quite steeply and was unusable in its existing state.
The brief was to provide an area for entertaining, an area for the children to play and soft planting. A summerhouse/workshop was being constructed by the client at the end of the garden.
 
     
  After

My approach was to create steps leading down from an upper terrace along the rear of the house to a set of curved steps which lead down to a larger circular terrace that was flanked with bricks walls, partly as soil retention but also to create, in part, a sense of cosiness.

 
Terrace Garden After. Terrace, Play Area and Summerhouse on three levels Steps leading down from the house to the Upper Terrace
View of the house from the Lower Terrace
Upper and Lower Terraces
   

A lawn sweeps from the circular terrace to steps leading down onto another level which is the children play area. Further steps lead down to the summerhouse.

A tree adds shade to the main terrace (Amelanchier lamarckii ‘Robin Hill'), soft planting gives a romantic feel and herbs are planted in the raised beds for easy harvesting.

 
The plan of the Garden
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