This garden was designed and built in 2001 yet it remains current. At the time it was featured on the cover of book ‘Plans for Small Gardens’ by Andrew Wilson as it was thought to be cutting edge!

Now the features included are considered to be staples of contemporary garden design.
At the time this was a garden that allowed me to experiment and push the boundaries and I will be forever grateful to the owner for giving me the opportunity to develop my style!

The description below was written at the time and the only element that dates it is the use of tropical hardwood, as this unstainable product is now rarely used in gardens of the UK.

Part of a new development in Cambridgeshire, these three storey townhouses feature a glass wall with bifold doors opening directly in their small gardens.

The proposed design was to be a party space, so needed to incorporate a large terrace for gatherings and built in seating.

A hardwood deck continued the flooring from inside and stepped down onto a gridwork of cream sandstone. A central rill and stainless steel waterwall acted as main focal points and the garden was framed with white rendered ‘L’ shaped benches.

The scheme was finished with six formal moveable containers, illuminated glass screens and led strip and uplighters.

As the garden was overlooked black stemmed bamboo was planted around the rear of the garden to create privacy and simple foliage planting included to soften the hardlanscape.