The house and garage are built in an Arts and Crafts style.
The customer wanted to extend the patio to comfortably accommodate outdoor dining. Also, as a keen gardener, the lawn was to be made smaller and a kitchen garden area extended. Some of the existing trees are to be retained.
A curvilinear design was preferred. The steps to the garden are inspired by the hard landscaping of Edwin Lutyens, an architect who worked on many early 20th Century gardens along with the plantswoman Gertrude Jekyll.
The planting preferences for this garden are more contemporary as the customer really loves Tom Stuart-Smith’s planting for The Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield. We aim to reflect this when it comes to the planting after improving drainage and the heavy soil conditions.