A design for a small but modern and exciting garden on the outskirts of Manchester.
The space is to be maximised by utilising level changes and keeping the colour and material palette restrained. a Chunky wooden pergola and walling made from reclaimed scaffold boards creates privacy from neighboring gardens and a trio of archways guides the eye to a living wall planted with herbs at the end of the space. A wall with a ‘peep hole’ allows a view to a specimen multistem tree and wild grasses. An industrial feel would be created by using materials such as reclaimed scaffold boards, zinc cladding and cast concrete. Planting is nearly all green with unusual ferns and perennials plus mound forming shrubs such as Hebe toparia and Pittosporum to give a calm mood to the space. Lighting would feature around the garden with soft uplights and dangling festoon lights to hang off the pergola.