Contemporary Minimalist Garden, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, UK
A rare opportunity to create a contemporary minimalist garden for a well-known TV personality
This contemporary minimalist garden design is all about crisp, clean lines. Slight variances in colour for pathways, seating and wall tiles tie it all together, while accent Cor-Ten panels act as defined elements. Shallow water features link the back of the house with the contemporary minimalist garden. Planting is minimal with the use of Acers, ornamental grasses and mixed herbaceous perennials. A mixed set of spring, summer, autumn and winter bulbs add splashes of colour.
The client is very busy. The garden reflects this with clean, smooth surfaces, shadow lines, and easy-to-care for, low-maintenance planting. All surfaces can be cleaned with ease. The hard surfaces create dramatic shadows adding to the contemporary feel.
A low upstand around the shallow water features defines the edges, adding a vertical element against the horizontal paving. Small rectangular drainage holes in the upstand allow rainwater to flow into the water feature.
This contemporary garden is an entertaining space and an area for the client to escape their busy lifestyles.
This garden clearly shows that less is more. It adds a dramatic effect and links seamlessly to the contemporary, architect-designed home. The sandstone paving continues into the house bringing the outdoors inside.
This contemporary minimalist garden acts as a simple backdrop, while being elegant, refined, dramatic and sophisticated.