Room with a View

This small urban garden provides space to enjoy a relaxing drink outdoors in an informal setting, using natural materials softened by cottage-garden style planting.  Sinuous curves and circles help to create a feeling of space and width.  The curving slate path leads down the garden, with the mixed border along its right hand side creating colour and textural interest.  To tie in with the existing patio, the path is defined with a blue brick edging, and surfaced with blue slate chippings.

To the left of the path, a green sward of lawn creates a verdant feel, with another planted border along its edge softening the boundary fence.  The eye is led to an elegant pergola whose height helps to screen the glass roof to the rear, and which harbours a natural stone circle seating area in silver-grey to complement the slate.