Tiny Monochrome Garden

The clients had a stylish contemporary kitchen diner extension built which gave them much needed indoor space but did result in their compact garden becoming even smaller.

The design incorporates a raised porcelain patio with curved steps to enable them to enjoy a seamless transition between the inside and outdoors without it impacting too much on the rest of the garden. A contemporary arch creates a sense of journey, dark slatted fences make the boundary blur resulting in the garden feeling larger, and two trees and a bench area prove that no garden is too small.

What stops everything feeling too stark is the abundant planting. This starts off with a beautiful display of spring bulbs, before blooming throughout summer and autumn with a mix of herbaceous perennials, climbers, and ornamental grasses.

This includes Miscanthus and Sedum around the terrace to create a feeling of privacy and enclosure and ensuring that the good views continue throughout winter.