From the outset it was quickly realised that we wanted to make as little intervention on site as possible. The current context offered plenty of potential in creating a garden with an abundance of planting. Together with the client we comprised a brief a that would focus on the planting, habitat and biodiversity of the space.
The clients wanted a space which could be enjoyed from inside and outside without removing existing plants and trees. The brief centred creating a planting sanctuary in an urban space.
In order to realise the brief and achieve the vision we proposed a series of timber board walks working the existing topography of the site to lead the user on a woodland journey through mature planting to a decked terrace at the rear of the garden.
The design intervention was both bold but minimalistic and sustainable in its approach. Very little topsoil was disturbed and import/export was kept to a minimum. We planted over 2000 new plants in addition to what was existing. We also created a water feature which was in keeping with the bold nature of the design using 3 Corten steel posts.
The outcome exceeded the clients expectations and overall we were very happy with the result.