Modern Architect-designed House with Contemporary Verdant Garden, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Contemporary verdant garden surrounding a beautiful architect-designed house
This contemporary verdant garden is an absolutely delightful project. Every now and then a scheme comes along that really excites the senses. The client wanted very little colour in the garden, other than shades of green. The dramatic structures of the house and the concrete wall formed from a wooden board shell looks like it has been there for years and creates an almost fossil-like feature within the garden. This contemporary verdant garden uses minimal planting and shades of grey for paving, gravel, fire feature, seating and more. The large 1.2 metre x 60 centimetre Portland stone paving is punctuated by contemporary lines of quartz-grey gravel echoing the architecture of the house.
Ornamental grasses, low-growing herbaceous perennials and wildflowers create a harmonious contemporary verdant garden. Pathways lead you around the garden, towards a private seating area with long fire feature, and the fossil-like wall seamlessly divides the space without making the garden feel enclosed. The different spaces created in this garden are the perfect spot to sit and reflect, while the larger far patio and raised patio areas leading off the back of the house are great for entertaining.
There is a real inside-outside feel in this contemporary garden. A subdued colour palette, shadow and silhouettes from a large cork oak in the front garden make this a very special place – creating a real sense of space and place.
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