Complex garden levels can be difficult and costly to resolve, often requiring strong retaining walls to support the garden soil. These clients had lived in their house for a long time and had been trying to decide whether to move house or to stay put and extend. In the end they decided to stay in the house they had been in for 20 years, extend it and completely remodel the garden. This was no small task on this steeply sloping site in the Surrey Hills AONB, with a garden rising very steeply behind the house.
With a garden of this complexity, it’s essential to commision an accurate survey to capture the levels. With this done, I produce a detailed 3D model of the garden, and in this case also of the house, by using the architect’s drawings to create a 3D model. The clients wanted a modern elegant garden to replace the tired old gaden they had before, which had been drak and difficult to access.I resolved the complex garden levels by creating two paved terraces (using London Stone Slab Khaki paving) and an upper and lower lawn. A sun deck made from Millboard Coppered Oak completes the sunniest spot at the top of the garden.