Our client had purchased a new build house that came with a patio and a lawn. They wanted to create a contemporary garden that would provide plenty of space for sitting and entertaining friends, whilst allowing their young child some space to play.
A raised deck with overhead beams sits in one corner of the garden. Comfortable seating provides a space to enjoy the morning sun. A child-friendly water feature has been installed at the front end of the deck, where it can be enjoyed from the house, and a small swing has been attached to the overhead beams.
Chunky rendered raised beds have been used to surround the extended patio, and part of the decked area. These can double as seating, if necessary.
The planting palette is restricted, limited to plants that are mainly evergreen and easy to look after, with silver and purple foliage to contrast with the muted tones of the decking and raised beds.