Patio with raised beds

This small patio in Lancing is is wedge-shaped and semi-shaded.  It was wall-to-wall concrete. The design makes the most of light and space, with sleepers creating raised beds and seating. The project was done on a low budget: decking was a quick and easy option.

Planting is bold purple and orange, with year round flowering and evergreen cover.

Click here for mood board and planting plan.

Sleeper beds
Sleeper beds

Quick solution for a garden with no soil. Sleepers create strong diagonals.

Integrated seat
Integrated seat

Sleepers incorporate a seat in the sunniest corner.

Year round plants
Year round plants

Gravel keeps in moisture, keeps out weeds. Plants tolerate semi-shade.