Family Garden, Harpenden
This large family garden needed renovating. It contained beautiful mature oak trees but also a jumble of overgrown and past-their-best shrubs. A terrace leads from the house to a seating area on the sunny side of the garden. Two oval lawns are woven together with curving paths and sweeps of planting. On one side, a woodland garden; on the other the sunny dining and relaxing area. Granite, hardwood timber and pebbles bring a sense of natural harmony. A child-safe water feature in polished black granite cubes and custom-designed benches add to the detail. Colour was injected into the design with a range of perennials and autumn colouring trees and shrubs.