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Subtropical Garden for Shared Use
At Muddy Wellies Gardens, we work with you to create a plan for your garden, we show you the plan view but also create a 3D visual, take a look at the example below.
Border fully plantedNew deck facade
New deck facadeExisting building
Existing buildingRear boudary hedge
Rear boudary hedgeExisting deck and pergola
Existing deck and pergolaPaths resurfaced
Paths resurfacedsmall patio
New small patio in site of greenhouseHouse
HouseGate to carehome
Gate to carehomeSeating area
New seating areaNew hedge
New hedgeCare Home
Care HomeBorder new planting
Border new plantingSteps
New steps to deck
The design is based around improving what is existing in the garden and enhancing it. Rather than ripping everything out and starting again features will be repurposed. For example, the old greenhouse will be removed. The space will be given a new floor surface that creates a small patio close to the house.
Paths will be kept as they are now but rejuvenated with Brazilian slate slabs that will be continued into the new elements of the garden.
Cleaning and charring the deck will tie the old materials into the new. A new façade will be added in place of the old balustrade using contemporary horizontal slats.
Using a plan view, it is clear there is better use of the space. The proportions between mass and void are more balanced with less lawn space and more planting that occupies the garden in 3 dimensions. This will give the garden a multilayered, textured jungle inspired appearance. There will be many shrubs and small trees that will provide nectar, berries, seeds and habitat to encourage more wildlife into the garden.
CarehomeNew seating area
New seating areaBorder
New Hedge on boundaryLawn
Seating area. View from rear carehome entrance
Residents and carers will have ample space in this area to maneouver and enjoy with step free access from the rear of the home. There is space at the ends of benches for wheeled users to park up and enjoy.
Feature tree: Eriobotyra japonica with simple underplanting. Re-using the copper pond sculpture at the base of the tree.Space for wheelchairs
Space for wheelchairsCharred sleeper wall
Charred sleeper wallBenches
Brazilian slate floorRaised bed
Oak sleeper raised bed
Steps to connect areas
New steps will be created to connect the new seating area to the North end of the deck. The apple tree will be removed in order to do this. The steps will be oak treads and risers. Landings will be filled with bark mulch.
Flanking borderBark chippings
Bark chippingsCharred sleepers
Charred sleepersSeating area
Seating areaBrazilian slate path
Brazilian slate path
Remove bamboo screens. Render the walls and paint white. New oak support for 'side window'. Fire pit removed and reduced in height. New oak board seating and table top.Deck surface
Deck surface cleaned and charred.New facade
Old ballustrades/trellis removed. Contemporary slatted oak façade fitted.Feature tree
Feature tree, Rhus typhinaWalls cleaned up and painted white.
Wooden seating removed. Walls cleaned up and painted white.Existing shrubs
Existing shrubs cut back/removed. new hedge established with calming shade loving planting in front.
New hedge to cover building and soften the garden.Brazilian slate patio
Brazilian slate patio. In place of unused greenhouse.New facade
Old ballustrades/trellis removed. Contemporary slatted oak façade fitted.Steps
Steps topped with Brazilian slate.Walls cleaned up and painted white.
Wooden seating removed. Walls cleaned up and painted white.Walls cleaned up and painted white.
Wooden seating removed. Walls cleaned up and painted white.Wall
Existing wall retainedplanting
Variety of tropical planting that is suited to the partial shade position.House
New oak gate and surround
The planting is a subtropical theme. Lots of green, big dramatic foliage contrasted with rich dark colours that will compliment the colour of the hardscaping. Pops of hot colours like bright pink, reds and oranges will bring a zingy twist to the scheme. Ultimately the garden will have a summer peak but many evergreen species have been chosen to give year round presence. The Rhus and Acer will give fantastic autumn colour to lengthen the season of interest.
Ajuga 'Black Scallop'
Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace'