Gravels and Grasses

Natural aggregates and paving create textural interest in this mainly hard-landscaped functional front garden, whilst planting softens the stone surfaces and enhances the textural contrasts.

A flow of gravel across the house is broken by the ‘bridge’ of the formal, linear path to the front door, and a line of setts differentiates an area of contrasting aggregate, adjacent to a gravel garden planted with grasses and Phormiums, creating a green screen to the road.

The lawn around the Indian Bean tree creates a soft green contrast to the stone, as well as retaining diversity of suitable habitat for wildlife.  Stepping stones also lead the way from the parking area to the door.