Linsey Evans Garden Design

Portfolio/A modern garden for a professional couple in Surbiton, Surrey

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There are no before photographs, but take my word for it this Surrey garden was a dank, dark, overgrown, neglected space. The client wanted to create a very modern garden with clean lines that that looked stylish, for entertaining, whilst still being a place where children could play safely.

I was given a free rein to interpret their taste and requirements, but the garden had to look as cool and contemporary as the interior of their house in Surbiton, Surrey.

My response to this brief was to create some raised borders in rendered blockwork painted white. These have the dual function of providing some instant height which gives privacy, a sense of enclosure and interest to this flat garden, and they also act as great seats - perfect for parties. Two raised beds incorporate a simple, child friendly water feature comprising four steel spouts that spill water out onto a white cobbled reservoir. A steel walkway links these beds and creates a smart focal point for the garden.

There is a large lawn, edged with black blocks and a sizeable patio paved with pale grey granite with black block inserts. A single-rail pergola disguises an overlooked boundary and was soon clothed in scented climbers. A raised circular seating area with a mosaic tiled floor is still awaiting its steel ‘bird-cage’ top – to be added when budget is available.

Planting was, by request, lush and ‘jungly’ with bamboos, palms, ferns, hostas, gunnera, cynara cardunculus, dramatic grasses and other architectural plants with colour provided by exotic looking but low-maintenance hemerocallis, and zantedeschia.

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