Green Tree Garden Design Ltd
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Contemporary Garden Harpenden

A tired, overgrown garden has been transformed into a stunning contemporary space with a generous patio outside the house, and a cedar deck in the top corner of the garden where my clients can relax and enjoy the sunshine.

The main patio has been lowered to the same level as the internal floor space, enabling us to create some level changes in what was previously a flat garden. Raised beds help to break up the space, and add additional interest and structure. Cedar seating and a matching table and storage unit have been built on the main patio to form a stylish seating area.

The planting has been designed to be bright and colourful, matching the internal colour scheme of the house, and providing interest and structure throughout the year. The existing shed has been renovated and painted, and set behind a rendered wall which helps to hide the utility area at the back of the garden.
Project Year: 2015
Project Cost: £25,001 - £50,000
Country: United Kingdom
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The rear deck - surrounded by plenty of evergreen planting to provide all year round interest and drama. This is a lovely place to sit in the late afternoon and early evening to enjoy the afternoon sun. The urn belonged to my client's aunt, and sits happily amongst the Carex elata 'Aurea.' Richard Brown Photography Ltd
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A tired, overgrown garden has been transformed into a stunning contemporary space with a generous patio outside the house, and a cedar deck in the top corner of the garden where my clients can relax and enjoy the sunshine. The main patio has been lowered to the same level as the internal floor space, enabling us to create some level changes in what was previously a flat garde...More
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Shallow steps lead from the main patio to the lawn, and a raised deck with attractive seating has been placed in the rear corner of the garden. The overhead beams and slatted fencing are in cedar, and stand out beautifully against the vibrant evergreen planting. They also provide some screening and privacy from the houses behind the garden. Richard Brown Photography Ltd
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The view of the garden as you enter it from the side passage. The table and seating have been built to match the slatted screen at the back of the garden. The existing shed has been repaired, turned around, and painted, to give it a complete transformation. A rendered wall partially screens the shed, and provides a useful storage space. A log store (not visible) has been built ...More
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Sedum 'Jose Aubergine' stands out beautifully against Carex elata 'Aurea,' and Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation.' The planting colours have been chosen to reflect the colour accents of lime, purple and orange in the kitchen and dining room, that open onto the garden. Richard Brown Photography Ltd
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The rear deck - surrounded by plenty of evergreen planting to provide all year round interest and drama. This is a lovely place to sit in the late afternoon and early evening to enjoy the afternoon sun. The urn belonged to my client's aunt, and sits happily amongst the Carex elata 'Aurea.' Richard Brown Photography Ltd
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The steps are deliberately wide and shallow to make the garden seem larger and more spacious. The lower raised bed has been planted with herbs, so that they are easily accessible from the kitchen. The planting in the taller raised bed is bright and colourful, picking up the colours used for accents inside the house. Richard Brown Photography Ltd
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Seed heads of Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' hover over the seating area by the main patio. Richard Brown Photography Ltd
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The shallow steps from the main patio to the lawn. Richard Brown Photography Ltd
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Close up of Heuchera 'Obsidian,' Carex elata 'Aurea,' Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna' and Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' in the raised bed immediately behind the seating area by the main patio. Richard Brown Photography Ltd
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Another view of the rear deck... Richard Brown Photography Ltd
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Looking into the garden from the house. The entire rear wall is glass, so the garden is very visible from inside the house. The main patio is at the same level as the internal floor height, and then you step up to the main lawn. This makes the garden seem more spacious and generous. Richard Brown Photography Ltd
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Looking into the garden from the dining area. Richard Brown Photography Ltd
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As dusk deepens, the garden lighting starts to highlight planting and structures in the garden. Richard Brown Photography Ltd
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Another view of the garden at dusk. Richard Brown Photography Ltd
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A lovely place to enjoy a glass of wine... Richard Brown Photography Ltd
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The garden at night. Richard Brown Photography Ltd
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Spike spotlights have been positioned in the planting to highlight some of the evergreens, and create shadow and drama around the rear patio. Richard Brown Photography Ltd
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Before! The garden is very overgrown and neglected. Shrubs are tired and the lawn in poor condition. Most of the planting was removed, although we kept a couple of trees and shrubs, and some of the smaller plants were lifted and kept in pots while work took place, to be replanted along the rear boundary, once the garden had been completed.
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Not particularly welcoming! The Cherry tree to the left of the shed (just visible in the right hand side) was choked with ivy, and struggling for space next to the neighbour's Walnut tree. As a consequence, the Silver Birch (visible in the left hand corner) was growing away from the Cherry tree. We decided to remove the Cherry tree completely to provide more space for the Silve...More
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