In 2011 we were asked to bring a bit of style and interest to the garden of a ground floor apartment in Duffield, Derbyshire.
Our clients wished to have an interesting place to sit and to entertain, with some screening for privacy, as the garden was overlooked by other apartments.
The garden was quite narrow, so our solution was to split the space with planting beds on the diagonal, and to install a pergola to act as a support for climbing shrubs which would, in time, act as a screen and also provide summer shade. The stone planting beds doubled as bench seating and, coupled with a small table, chairs and a barbecue, the garden area was transformed into a space for entertaining and relaxing.
Planting was low maintenance, with evergreens and some perennials for summer colour.
We provided designs and planting plans for the client to build themselves.
Scroll down for before and after images of the scheme.
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