Our new enclosed back garden design has been great fun to work on.
Smaller gardens are always a challenge but this makes them more enjoyable to work on. In a large space the bold colours and shapes could be lost or not have so much of an impact. Whilst the proposed curves and colours in this small rear garden helps create a bold intimate space.
The colours inspired by one of my favourite architects Luis Barragan help make the space feel warm and intimate whilst making the space feel larger by using a lighter colour in the foreground and a darker colour in the background to help draw the eye through the space.
A space with a central fire pit and surrounding seating makes up the final space and extra room to the home.
The planting focuses on texture with a limited colour. As Tom Stuart-Smith once said about small gardens “The key to planting in small spaces, is to limit the palette. Don’t use to much colour, concentrate on texture and form and create depth.”