Formal city courtyard
A calm, private space in Hove, a retreat from a pressured job. The house is Edwardian with (listed) original features. The garden redesign respects the period, but with a contemporary twist. Two brick circles link across the garden. Gravel sweeps around the circles, connecting a raised dining area, a shed and a herb garden with low box and lavender edging. Planting uses waves of evergreen topiary in different textures as a backdrop for red acers and all-white flowers.
INNOVATION: Successfully using metal 'Everedge' for things it was never designed for, including facing bricks!
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Traditional design for Edwardian building.
Mixed-tone sets blend with surrounding buildings.
Raised beds and climbers extend the garden upwards.
Planting focuses on foliage. All flowers are white.
Interlocking circles draw focus away from dominant walls.
The view as you come through the gate. The clean geometry is softened by planting.
Overgrown shrubs and scruffy lawn.
Lots of different materials in a small space.
Five kinds of wall brick. No unity or flow.