Active play spaces, outdoor dining & entertaining…
New build gardens can be a cause of frustration; low quality soil and strangely shaped boundaries with wasted space are a couple of common concerns. One of the many luxuries, in my opinion, is having a blank slate to work with. I see them as an empty space to allow our imaginations to run wild.
When it comes to garden designs I like to work closely with my clients to create a space that they not only love, but a space that’s works for their lifestyles. Family gardens in particular need to strike the balance between style, safety and practicality.
Family friendly garden designs are something that I’ve worked on a lot. Kids toys, climbing frames and general clutter can cloud your dreams of a tranquil and beautiful space but it doesn’t have the be the case.
Having friends and family over in the summer is best done outdoors. So, it makes sense for us to create a garden that you can really show off. An entertaining space is key for those looking to spend time outside and should be stylish, tidy and welcoming.
How we will come up with the garden design
When we meet, we can sit down and discuss your space and how you want it to look. The initial meeting lets me get to know your essentials, wants and ideals. That’s when we can find a balance between a garden design that looks amazing and one that will be practical for the whole family.
Working in zones
Zoning is one way to get the balance between an adult’s haven and a child’s playground. Having ‘zones’ for children and zones for adults can help to maintain sophistication in your garden. The children’s area can be a safe play to have fun and explore, and the grown up’s can be the perfect place to relax, unwind and entertain.
Safety in the garden
Children need to be able to play in the garden without being watched over the whole time which is why it’s essential that your garden is as safe as can be. I can minimise the risk when creating your garden design by selecting only edible plants, getting rid of sharp edges and ensuring there are railings wherever needed.