A Narrow Town Garden
The long narrow space was split in to three sections. Nearest to the house is the utility area with space for the bins and washing line. When the washing line isn’t in use the area doubles as additional seating. (Those bins will eventually be hidden in a store to match the slat screen in the next section).
The view across the utility area from the house is of a deep border bisected with a slatted screen and with a path to one side. The path passes under a row of simple timber arches, soon to be smothered in climbing plants.
At the end of the garden, outside the hobby room, is the main seating area. A slight slope was utilised to make a brick raised bed that encircles the seating and brings the plants out in to the centre of the garden.
The boundaries were given a slat treatment and all timbers were painted dark grey to enhance the planting and unify the space.
Location: Norwich, Norfolk, NR4
Construction: IFC Landscapes Ltd.
Olea europaea in pot: Client’s own.
Pictures taken 2 months after completion.