Here's what this garden looked like last year...
We nearly frightened off the landscapers with our proposals......
When visiting this garden last year, the clients were refurbishing the house and required some help and inspiration to sort out the garden. The garden falls from top to bottom 5.2 metres over a very short distance of just under 30 metres. greencube have designed a practical space, adding veneers of gabions filled with local kent ragstone and green oak sleepers to hold back and mask the bad taste rendered walls, without stripping the whole garden out and making use of three practical levels down to the lower area. We have turned the steps and created resting platforms, 2 decks for socialising and the children will have a slide to land down on the bottom level onto the astro turf playing area with the option of steps if you are not keen to slide down. We have also incorporated a planted green bank, taking inspiration from Thames Barrier Park, an easy to maintain green wall.
Here's a section through the proposed different levels
I visited the garden on Friday to take a look at progress, looking great, although a bit scary climbing up to the top without the steps being built.
Garden construction - Quest Landscapes, design - greencube
We are very busy at the moment booked out currently to the end of March. We are working on designs in Sevenoaks, Planting plan in Sevenoaks, large rural garden in Cranbrook, planning applications in for a Golf Club and a domestic garden in Speldhurst that is situated in a conservation area.
Just about to embark on a small courtyard in Erith on a new development and a large garden in Canterbury.
About to go out to tender on a large garden in Reigate and Sevenoaks.
Enquiry levels have been very positive for so early on in the year and we are looking forward to working on some great schemes in 2015.
I attended the SGD (Society of Garden Designers) awards ceremony in Mayfair, London last Friday, the baftas of the garden world, had a great evening, catching up with lots of people. A big thank you to Palmstead and Nick Cosslet who hosted our table.