Tex-Mex garden

 

the brief

To liven up the tired garden, providing an exciting, warm, low-maintenance space for eating out, relaxing and entertaining with a nod towards the Californian heritage of the client.  

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the challenge

A small site with limited access, dilapidated fences and decking, tall tree cover and two levels.

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the design solution

The existing lower terrace has been warmed up with bold rendered orange walls and a new set of central steps leads to the upper garden area with planters to either side. A new upper paved terrace is added to match the existing sandstone below. A large pergola sits centrally over the paving, festooned with colourful, scented plants and atmospheric lighting. The grass has been removed and the garden is softened by gravel planting and a lush planting border at the rear.

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