garden designer and artist
carol whitehead contemporary garden designer and artist
garden designer and artist

round and round: garden space to move and roam

Bespoke ornamental arch in family garden - Carol Whitehead garden design
Bespoke ornamental arch converts to swings for the children - Carol Whitehead garden design
Aerial view of family garden circular patio area by Carol Whitehead garden design

family garden swing detailThe clients, a busy couple with a young family, had recently purchased the adjoining property to their home. The brief was to create a garden design scheme that would link the garden from the existing property, with the newly acquired one; opening up and enhancing the combined space.

The challenge was to deal with the existing landscaped limitations and provide a more aesthetic and better functioning space as a whole.

Circular features from the client’s first garden were kept and extended, using a bold simple arc layout centred from the radii of the circular lawn. The old patio was extended and new steps installed to deal with the different levels. Inherited and existing shrubs were moved to boundaries, borders were newly planted to blend the new with existing, and electricity cables were buried for the summerhouse.

The key focus of the space was a huge bespoke steel ornamental swing, mirroring the arc layout design and adding a vertical dimension. Both beautiful and practical in design, the swing seats removable, it doubles as a climbing frame whilst framing views through the space.

The sensitive design successfully combined these two very different spaces, blending the geometry and planting into an integral open garden.

“All our visitors comment that the garden looks like it had always been here. We use the space all the time, there’s always an area of the garden in use, it gives us so much more in our lives, Thank you.” Amanda, Islington

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