A contemporary garden for a venture capitalist and avid collector of
modern art. The brief was for a ‘very contemporary’ garden for
entertaining to include a fire pit. The zig-zag design adds drama to the
garden: raised beds with sides of Venetian polished plaster and oak
tops which act as seats.
One novel feature of the design is an ‘outside-inside’
water feature – two distinct units that appear to be joined by using
design and landscaping ‘links’. The inside water feature comprises a
space 40cm below floor level with water bubbling over a layer of white
marble pebbles – all covered by a sheet of toughened glass that can be
walked on. Lit from below, it forms a glowing and distinctive feature of
the extension to this magnificent house.
The border hedging has diagonal spaces cut into it so
allowing views through to the private park beyond and ‘borrowing’ this
landscape to make the garden appear larger without loosing any privacy.