I created this family garden design in Surrey for clients who were entering the final phase of developing the house they had bought in Walton-on-the-Hill. In designing the garden, I had to reconcile the needs of older children who still liked to kick a ball around with family dining and entertaining requirements. I designed a generous outdoor dining space, a stylish raised rear patio, and a large lawn, to meet everyone’s needs. The clients wanted a family garden design that would not require a lot of their time to maintain, leaving them free to enjoy family meals and entertaining on the spacious patio and deck.
The design harmonises Millboard Coppered Oak composite decking with London Stone Slab Khaki porcelain paving, which was used to form the raised patio and clad the planters. I used colourful yet simple planting to provide structure and seasonal interest, including scented climbers to new pespoke pergolas.