Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Garden Design Buckinghamshire

This garden surrounds a new Passivhaus in Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire.  The garden is one acre of a 3-acre plot in a rural location.  The client is building a new Passivhaus and wanted a garden with a large outdoor entertaining space, and an interesting garden that blends the house with its surroundings.


The garden is designed as a series of sweeping curves that loosely enclose large outdoor rooms for various purposes.  A self-binding gravel path winds around the perimeter creating a dry route round the whole garden.  
 Master Plan

A circular evening entertaining space with a large fire pit at the rear of the garden is enclosed by a sculpted earth mound finished with wildflower turf and entered through a moon gate.

3-D View - Whole Garden

The large terrace immediately adjacent to the back of the house has a full outdoor kitchen with stainless steel cupboards, an outdoor fridge, a built-in grill and sink and a bar.  Attached to the terrace there is a circular seating area with built-in benches, a contemporary steel pergola and a central fireplace table.  

3-D View - Terrace & Kitchen

Planting will be a blend of wildlife friendly herbaceous borders, shrubs and trees to ensure the  garden blends with its surroundings and sets the new house into its plot.  

 3-D View -Down Garden from House

Enclosed by the gravel paths two small side gardens provide intimate spaces to relax and enjoy the view of the larger garden.  One of these smaller spaces has been designed to include bee hives and planting suitable for bees and other pollinating insects.  

3-D View -  Through Moon Gate Up Garden

In future the design will be expanded into the remaining two acres to include an orchard, and spaces suitable for keeping small animals.  The idea will be to create a garden that is  beautiful and productive as well as fun to spend time in. 

 3-D View - House & Terrace

If you would like help designing your garden, please drop me an email, or visit my Web site for telephone contact details.  You can also see examples of my work on my Facebook page and Houzz profile.

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