Wide rear garden dominated by protected trees
This garden has a lovely aspect overlooking a local golf course - you have to watch out for flying balls though!
My clients were looking to update their garden to create a space for entertaining that flowed out of their house. However, two protected trees and their roots needed to be taken into account, as well as the considerable shade created beneath the canopies. We sought advice on site from the local Tree Officer, and created a design that ensured the health of the trees was sustained.
High quality artificial grass was installed beneath the canopy, and a long gabion wall created informal seating (no foundation so the roots were undisturbed) overlooking low shrub planting and an archway framing key views across the golf course.
A mix of composite decking and paving was used to create the entertaining space - this mix was required to ensure minimal disturbance to the tree roots. My clients were keen to use artificial grass, and regularly vacuum up the pine needles to keep it in great condition!