Contemporary Gravel Garden

Contemporary Gravel Garden

This client sought a contemporary gravel garden that would stand out from the rest. However, despite wanting to create such a visually stunning space, the garden must be designed in a way that would be easy to maintain. This would mean limiting the number of plants and focusing more on contemporary pieces such as a water feature and decorative walls. The client also wanted a deck near the patio doors and large areas of gravel.

Planting 


As mentioned, we were working with a limited number of plants as we were creating a space that would be easy to maintain. To comply with this, the plants we did choose ranged from phormiums to a selection of waterside plants. This garden also wouldn’t have any grass either. The planting we did choose would be placed carefully throughout the space to ensure the garden still looks like a welcoming area for greenery.

Design 


Most areas in this large garden consist of gravel, with a border feature in the centre. From under the deck runs a circular rill. This meets a curving rendered wall. It has a letterbox waterfall that falls into a Sett edged pond. There is also a second wall running directly across from the first. Near the house, you will find a curved deck with a gravel path that makes its way around the main border. Finally, there are timber arched spaced down the garden.

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From our very first contact to the moment our garden was finished we have been delighted with the work. We felt that they really wanted us to enjoy our garden and were excited by the project which gave us great confidence and belief. Our garden is now an extension of our living room and looks so much better than we could have ever anticipated.
I had engaged Taylor Barnes to design and build our garden at home in the UK. They took our brief, but rather than slavishly follow it, they emboldened and embellished it with their own ideas which complemented our initial thoughts. The result has been a fantastic garden that has given us 8 years of pleasure.
Having decided to create a special look to a farm courtyard I employed the services of Taylor Barnes. From the beginning the venture was exciting, and they were enthusiastic and creative. The design drawn was amazing and when it came to fruition I was more than pleased, it was every bit perfect.
After meeting with several garden designers we decided to choose Taylor Barnes because of their combination of design and building skills. Paul and his team were very pleasant to have around the house and were able to include last minute changes as the new garden evolved. We were so pleased with the outcome that we asked them to landscape our front garden last year as well. 

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