Outdoor Kitchen Garden in Melbourne, Derbyshire

Our clients called us to see a small and uninspiring garden that needed a complete overhaul. Our clients were keen on a modern outdoor kitchen garden centred around their desire to cook and entertain.

The garden also needed shade, as the sun tracking across makes it very hot in the summer. We designed a fully covered, lit and heated outdoor kitchen area so they can use the space all year round.

This is the original plot so that you can appreciate the total transformation.

Before shot

Making the plot feel larger

The plot was broad but not very deep. We divided this space into areas dedicated to dining, sitting and even room for a Lay-Z-Spa. It is now more exciting, useable, and feels larger despite splitting the garden.

The neighbour’s garden over the rear fence was much higher, so we added pleached trees to give a green backdrop and slatted screening to disguise the fence.

The bespoke kitchen area is built from oak and includes a Beefeater BBQ, Clementi pizza oven and a stylish Vonhaus fire pit.

The hard landscaping uses a toning blend of porcelain products. The paving is Sienna Dark from Globalstone, with EH Smith’s Milena Rimini porcelain used for the walling and porcelain planks from Brett Landscaping for the patio.

Our design was installed by Garden Art Landscapes and planted by Stonebridge Garden Services.

The planting includes a beautiful feature olive tree planted in a bed of white cobbles. The scheme comprises Agapanthus Northern Star, Lavender, Pencil Cypress, Stipa tenuissima and Euphorbia wulfenii.

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