Ridge Park, Surrey
We often work in collaboration with architects and interior designers, including this 1930s house which needed a garden to complement a modern architect-designed extension.
Designed as a contemporary space to be enjoyed by the whole family, with room to relax and entertain, we created a number of flexible zones including a dining terrace, lounge area, formal lawn and mini woodland using trees and shrubs to gently define the spaces while providing broader ecological benefits.
Close to the house, densely planted beds were filled with a mix of grasses and perennials to settle the contemporary building into its setting and to add texture and colour across the seasons. Box-head Hornbeam trees were added to introduce greenery to the scheme, as well as providing vertical structure to frame the approach to the rear of the house, with porcelain paving creating a seamless flow from interior to exterior.
Throughout the garden, more soft planting beds act as dividers between spaces, with carefully chosen plants providing an abundance of colour in the summer, seasonal accents in spring, rich autumn colour and winter structure in the form of trees, evergreen hedges and grasses.
A mini woodland at the end of the garden provides valuable planting for birds and wildlife.