Naturalistic Garden

Naturalistic Garden Design was our working project title. Our client asked for a contemporary, nature-inspired design shapes a relaxed and
natural space – whilst integrating the new architecture of the house as well as the surrounding landscape.

The Brief – Naturalistic Garden Design

Situation: New build. Rural rear garden, adjoining agricultural fields.

Area: approx. 1,200 SqM

Aspect: South facing.

Environmental conditions: Windy; Gradient approx. East to West. Some water-logging noted (adjacent to patio and to
lower garden area).

Garden uses/users: Family including children 10 and 13. Pets – cats and dog. No specific requirements for pet safe
design/planting. A garden to sit and relax/spend down time in. Calming. Also to accommodate entertaining for
~80-100 people (marquee)

  • Pond (for wildlife, dog swimming) with bridge
  • Rockery (?) and/or feature rocks or stone edged pond
  • Different seating areas
  • Firepit in ground
  • Water feature – running water
  • Pergola arch with climbers
Naturalistic garden design

Privacy Screening

Privacy along the existing fenceline overlooking the house is attained either with a formal line of pleached trees to create a living screen, or alternatively a less formal option of repeating single stemmed trees of one variety. Both options complement the clean, geometric lines of the house and make use of the minimal planting space in this area of
the garden.

Naturalistic Garden Design

Patio Transition

Patio area functions as a transition into the garden, with large, contemporary, rectangular containers and a water table complementing the geometry and echoing the architectural
colour scheme. Planted with grasses to provide airy screening and movement and giving glimpses to the rest of the garden with perennials adding pops of colour.

Lawned Area

Design features for the lawned area: curved stepping stone path and contemporary pergola arches to break up, and delineate the space, or alternatively, a simple moon gate; grass mound sculpture reusing the pond excavation material, cutting down waste; and locally sourced feature boulders.

Naturalistic Garden Design

Bold Planting

Bold planting complements both the rural aspect and scale of the garden and includes stands of white-barked birch trees and coloured stemmed dogwoods, providing structure and striking winter colour and interest.

Feature Pond

Naturalistic garden design

A still pool creates a tranquil area at the bottom of the garden to sit, relax and watch wildlife in this naturalistic garden design.

A decked viewing platform, and a seating area with firepit are incorporated in the design.

Supply of Planters and Patio Water Feature

The client asked us to supply the planters and water feature suggested in our design.

We work with trade only wholesalers to provide a high quality range, with an excellent selection of finishes ans styles to suit our designs and your taste.