Family Garden with studio
Relaxing and open family garden with all weather access to newly built music and art studio at far end.
North facing and rectangular about 31 metres x 15 metres. Garden sloping up away from house.
Client Wish List:
- All weather access to studio
- Wildlife pond
- Decking area outside studio on which to enjoy the sun
- Large lawn area for the children and the dog
- Garden kept as one unit (no separate areas)
- Gentle and relaxing
- Pond construction and soft landscaping by clients once major works completed
The owners were extending their house and also building a music and art studio at the end of the garden. They wanted an easy care family garden with a wildlife pond and all weather access to the newly built studio. The design work was for the hard landscaping and overall shaping and features (excluded planting).
A paved path was created along one side of the garden to give direct access to the studio from the back door. The pergola over the path can support climbing plants and shrubs which, over time, will offer some shelter to the path.
An arbour with a bench seat is set into the left hand border and catches the morning sun.
Trees and plants soften the outline of the studio, and the generous lawn is perfect for a scampering dog and family games.