This project was a huge transformation to the space, as can be seen from these images! It took several months to complete with the team working over winter in some pretty treacherous conditions.
We raised the main sunken garden so that it was high enough for our clients to enjoy the view, but low enough to still benefit from some shelter. With the vertical surfaces being clad in cedar and a Millboard deck throughout, this whole space is low maintenance. We also installed the outdoor kitchen in this are alongside some bespoke Cor-ten steel panels and vertical planting walls, these also served to soften the views back towards the house. These panels also serve as access panels for all the main controls for the garden – irrigation, water harvesting, lighting etc. as well as offering additional hidden storage.
The lowest level of the garden leads directly onto the harbour and features a hidden ‘boat house’ with wood burner, drying racks for wet weather gear and storage for paddleboards and kayaks, a seating area, outdoor shower and sink for gutting the day’s catch! This lower area has been clad in old scaffold boards, which will weather beautifully and withstand the elements. Tough salt resistant plants fill the raised beds.
Bespoke Corten steel planters filled with deep blue Agapanthus, carefully chosen sculptural pieces and atmospheric lighting feature throughout the garden.