This garden in Cheshire had two areas to be designed. The rear patio seating area was designed for entertaining and to modernise the space and give more a sense of belonging to the garden. This was achieved by using sawn stone paving, creating raised beds for summer planting and adding tall contemporary styled slate planters.
The side garden was an awkward space which was in essence a passageway from the house to the rear garden. The brief was to modernise the space whilst keeping the existing Acer. This was achieved by using stone planks (to match the rear), keeping the plant species to a minimum (mainly ferns), adding lights to light the tree trunk and commissioning a large pair of copper Acer leaves which are lit at night and break up the garage wall and provide a feature when the real Acer has lost its leaves in winter.