Carol has recently designed a stylish contemporary terrace on a steep gradient with integral steps and ponds.
New paved paths and a series of safer redesigned integral steps and ponds lead to terraces though the garden. Retaining walls are made from local Wealdon sandstone found on site. These contrast with newly built smart clean rendered walls. The juxtaposed textures of these two different surfaces creates a wonderful mix of styles.
The journey up to this new contemporary terrace on a steep gradient is now a safer one, with the new practical paving and ergonomic step dimension along route. This is lit with down lighters to give better visibility in the dark when walking up and down the terrace.
Water blades set into the beautifully rendered walls, fall into deep sump ponds. This simple and effective water
feature provides focus, pulling the explorer up the hill! There are lots of rest points on route too.
Sleek horizontal cedar trellising extends the retaining wall at the top of the garden and also screens a utility area. The screen picks up the shadow of the existing Magnolia stellata tree at the top level to dramatic effect in the intense sunshine and will be planted with scented climbers.
The clients wanted something ‘subtle and robust’ to set off the new planting they plan to work on next year.