Small Family Garden - Hoo

Design Brief

New houses are rarely finished with a beautiful new garden to match and this new build in Hoo, nr Rochester contained little more than weeds and the few paving slabs thrown down by the original house builders.

In order to make the space more inviting we were instructed to create a garden which was suitable for a family's needs and also provided a place for quiet relaxation.The large amount of red brick used in the construction of the house as its neighbours also meant that greenery was a priority to soften the hard aspects of the surrounding houses.

Before....

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Once the rear garden was complete, the clients asked us to then transform the front garden.

After...

Rear Garden

Rear Garden

The main terrace
Rear Garden

Rear Garden

The rear aspect of the house
Rear Garden

Rear Garden

The gently sloping lawn
Rear Garden

Rear Garden

Simple yet stylish paving with low maintenance planting
Rear Garden

Rear Garden

Discrete lighting for extending the use of the garden after dark
Rear Garden

Rear Garden

Soft, architectural planting
Front Garden

Front Garden

Sun-bleached tough planting - drought tolerant and bold
Front Garden

Front Garden

New chestnut fencing and latch gate
Front Garden

Front Garden

A bare, grass area transformed into a colourful display

Sample plants

Lavandula 'Grosso', Phormium 'Yellow Wave', Festuca glauca, Heuchera 'Caramel', Garry 'James Roof', Prunus 'Amanagowa', Santolina chamaecyparissus, Euphorbia robbiae, Clematis 'Freckles', Viburnum lucidum

Materials

Sandstone paving, Cedec aggregate, Cotswold aggregate, oak timber sleepers and tegula paving

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