This small quayside garden was surrounded by neighbouring walls from all angles and felt closed in. The client’s brief was to provide some interest to the walls with attractive planting, areas for entertaining and relaxing, and a lawned area for sunbathing and picnics. Cube designed a garden with symmetrical elements to balance and enhance the space available for planting and entertaining. Slatted fence panels and coloured walls were used as alternating features to break up the feeling of enclosure. An Osmanthus Tree created a focal point at the centre of the back fence, underplanted with buxus balls, agapanthus, astrantia, verbenas and anemonies. A bespoke water-feature was formed as part of this feature raised bed, creating an ambient sound to wash away any distractions from the relaxing space. Grey porcelain paving was chosen for a clean contemporary look. Oversized planters softened the neighbouring wall and created a backdrop for the dining and entertaining area. On the opposite side, made-to measure cedar slatted seating was crafted to create a relaxing lounge area. Raised planters added colour to this seating area and softened the neighbouring glass wall. An artificial lawn was chosen for low maintenance and continues the theme of straight contemporary lines. Soft lighting was evenly placed around the garden to enhance the focal points and extend the hours of entertaining.
Designed and Built by Cube 1994. This small quayside garden has been transformed into a tranquil haven, filled with bespoke features that celebrate the beautiful setting. Watch the video to see the design in detail.
Final payment for an excellent job well done, from two delighted customers. With our thanks.
‘I felt that I had to drop you a line on behalf of my wife and myself to thank yourself and your team of workers for transforming our front garden to what it is now. The team worked so hard in the day and a half that you took to do it and everywhere was clean and tidy when you finished.’
‘I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the superb job that you have done in laying the turf at the above address. We also appreciate the fact that due to the frosty conditions at the time you were unable to carry out the work on the due date but did telephone us to let us know that the work would be delayed for a few days. As you clearly stated during our initial conversation on the telephone, you were not the cheapest but we certainly are delighted that by paying that little extra, we have a lawn that even now looks like a bowling green.
Once again thank you for the work done and I look forward to information regarding a 6 x 4 patio.’