Tuesday, 11 October 2016

greencube designs a pocket garden

greencube is in for a very busy Autumn, planting up gardens in Offham, Sevenoaks, Ashford, Trottiscliffe, Seal and Hartfield. We are planting one garden each week as well as continuing with existing and new clients designs. 

We are taking new enquiries for January/February 2017.

You need to keep very fit to sustain the workload of a planting day, offloading lots of plants from the lorries, setting out and planting is a hard task but transforms the spaces immediately. Gemma and I can clock up over 20,000 steps on each day and walk the equivalent of 11/12 km in one day's planting. But we love it...

Lots of our gardens designed this year are being completed this autumn. So we are super excited to see them finally completed.

new garden

we love a cantilevered step and here we have transformed this tiny garden into a modern, easy to maintain social space. The steps are cantilevering out of the deck to create a wonderful journey to the lower garden. This garden is in a small courtyard space in Sevenoaks, we have re-named this one the 'pocket garden'. Our clients said "We love the garden so thank you very much "

this garden has zero threshold, a smooth transition from inside to outside, we have linked to their new wooden floors and dark grey window, connecting and fusing the two.

using a simple repeat palette of materials. Here we have incorporated a practical lift up top to the bench to store their garden stuff

we have also included three re-circulating water blades that cascade into a dark grey pebble mulch, the lower area has been laid with astro turf, fitted to represent a carpet rather than a lawn.

the oak sleepers are painted to tie in with the window frame, creating robust steps to lower area

connecting the garden with the house interior

very few plants - Dicksonia, Hosta, Polystichum and Buxus - an easy palette to maintain.

cantilevered bench suspended from boundary wall.

here's how it looked during the start of the extension build:

garden designed by greencube
garden constructed by langdale landscapes
garden planted by greencube


  1. Great article thanks. I like the way the garden sleepers have been painted a dark grey to match the large terrace window frames..looks great.

  2. Really enjoyed your article on how to transform small spaces into something special.