A sloping site in Bath with a Grade II listed building and views over Widcombe. The brief was to create a unique space for children and adults alike to relax, with room for the children to continue to enjoy the garden as they grow up. Storage needed to be included for tools and the odd bike, room to grow vegetables, an outdoor kitchen, an area to sit by fire and a lounge area. All of this has been included in an 18x5m space by dividing the garden into three rooms, inspired by Harold Peto’s garden at Iford Manor. The upper terrace is made of large York stone slabs and includes an outdoor kitchen and lounge area. A chunky oak pergola is the transition to the next area, and includes swings (for grown ups or kids) and space for roses to climb. The central area has dense cottage planting and a play structure with another swing and storage space. The lower terrace has a curved oak floating seat, on which my client can sit and enjoy the Ironart firepit and the views over the city of Bath surrounded by soft perennials and lavender.
Phase one of the garden build is complete and phase two (build of the outdoor kitchen and lounge) will commence when the house renovations are complete.