A modern artist’s garden, Westcliff on Sea, Essex, UK
A modern artist’s garden with verdant planting
A wonderful opportunity to create a garden for a fine artist and family with sea views. This modern artist’s garden takes inspiration from the artwork, using lots of different greens, textures and accent plants with architectural seed heads. A new porcelain patio leads out onto a stepped garden, as it slopes in several directions, with flat terraces and the use of Corten steel edging for a crisp modern look. Taking inspiration from the modern artist, Dutch style pavers are interspersed along with crackle effect walling creating texture upon texture.
This modern artist’s garden also incorporates a water feature that is gently audible from all areas of the garden. There are several outbuildings, one being the modern artist’s studio. These will nestle within the planting creating a haven for wildlife.
Towards the centre of the garden a new seating area overlooks the sea and with the use of ornamental grasses and mixed herbaceous perennials, ferns and shaped shrubs, a harmonious and cohesive effect is created. To give additional height a pergola leads you through the garden revealing different areas as you go. A real sense of place and space is created.
This is a low-maintenance garden complementing the theme of escape and contemplation, while also being the palette from which artistic inspiration is found. Lighting brings the garden to life at night with hidden lights to create mood, depth, shape, dramatic silhouettes and reflections. There is also lighting for ambience and wayfaring through the garden, while closer to the house task lighting helps, especially after a garden party. All lighting and the water feature will work effortlessly through the push-button convenience of modern technology.
Being a modern artist’s garden, space is also left for sculpture and other works of art, acting as focal and destination points.
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For information about the artist please visit https://www.clairehankeyartist.com/