Fabulous and Family-Friendly Garden

The challenge

ChallengeOur clients, the owners of a modern new build detached home in the Blaby district of Countesthorpe in Leicestershire, were looking for a stylish and contemporary garden design to fit their lifestyle, an extension of their beautiful home where the whole family could relax and enjoy time together.

They wanted plenty of space to entertain as well as a quiet corner to sit and relax and watch their young children at play.

The concept

Firstly, we laid grey sandstone paving along the back of the property so that it flowed out to sweep around the front of an existing garden building. This provided a new patio and seating area close to the house.

ConceptWe ensured all the pathways were a minimum width of 1.2 metres to allow enough space for our client’s daughter to ride around the garden. The edges of the existing decking were trimmed to shape and blend in with the new pathway.

Next, we formed a circular feature cut into the main patio to give a focal point, edging it with rumbled setts to add shape and style to the design. Block edging was used throughout the garden to define the curves of the paving and flow around the lawn and flowerbeds to create an easy maintenance lawn mowing strip.

Rumbled setts formed a pathway that leads around the sides of the lawn to give easy access throughout the garden, running past the existing decking in the corner. Top soil was levelled across the area to the height of the edging blocks and the new lawn laid using medallion turfs.

Along the back fence between the sections of decking, raised beds were constructed using sleepers. One raised bed is 200mm high while the other is 400mm high and we positioned them at the sides of the pathway leading to the garden building. Both beds are lined with a damp proof membrane and filled with top soil, which means they will offer an ideal growing environment yet still be easy to maintain.

The conclusion

ConclusionThis is a family-friendly garden that manages to be highly chic and provides the ‘wow’ factor. Our clients were delighted that they could now step out of their patio doors into an outdoor extension of their modern home.

All the elements to entertain in style have been incorporated into this design, from the contemporary curves of the paving to the comfortable seating and entertainment areas. This is a garden that can be enjoyed all year round by the whole family – and it will stay looking great without any effort!

Click the video below to see what Mrs Orme says about Leicestershire Garden Design

Thank you to the Orme family, It has been a pleasure working with you – Team LGD

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