A swimming pool garden to compliment a stylish modern extension

Screening an Overlooked Garden to Create an Outdoor Room

Our clients lived in an established estate in Loughborough, and their garden had a problem with overlooking properties. This was an issue for them as they wanted to install a hot tub in the garden, and to create an outdoor room for dining and entertaining.

Our design included various screening solutions. The hot tub itself, set into a decked seating area at the rear of the garden, was screened by a substantial, bespoke timber pergola. The design of the pergola allows plenty of light in, but the angle and thickness of the uprights create a capable screen.

A swimming pool garden to compliment a stylish modern extension
Swimming pool with large patio and pergola

In other parts of the garden, we installed rows of pleached oak trees, which will grow to form an attractive barrier from overlooking windows. We also added young multi-stem birch and cherry trees which also create a screening effect.

Split-level water blade feature being commissioned

Elsewhere in the garden, we designed the planting to have a layered effect. Yew hedging provides year-round structure and is planted in front of rows of shrub hydrangeas, which add bold splashes of colour when in flower.

Raised planters form a stylish edge to the patio area

Central to the layout are two corten steel planters, filled with a mix of perennials and grasses. We continued the corten steel theme with three taller planters, filled with Libertia.

The paving was a smooth stone, chosen to match the interior of the property. When the bi-fold doors are open, this creates a continuous flow of living space from in to out.

The lighting scheme was designed in partnership with lighting specialists Inui, and the shadows created in the evening create a dramatic effect, setting off the more sculptural planting and the slatted timber screens.

McKay Landscapes of Loughborough expertly did a high-quality landscaping installation.

Swimming pool with large patio and pergola
Split-level water blade feature being commissioned

Below are a couple of pictures of the garden before work began.

Swimming pool with large patio and pergola
Split-level water blade feature being commissioned

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