Old School House Garden

The Brief: A ground floor flat in a converted school house had an uninspiring garden which the owner was desperate to transform into something more interesting. The client particularly disliked the existing brick raised beds, so a solution was needed to retain the mature olive tree and other plants at the level they were planted.

The Solution: A curvy garden design was created to open up the space and sculptural curved corten steel was used to create raised beds. The patio area using exterior porcelain tiles wrapped around the building and a new curved path using clay pavers led to the garden gate – both in shades of grey to work with the red brickwork of the schoolhouse. Planting areas were also increased with a new sunny bed near the sunny to provide foreground interest, and some layered planting in the large curved bed which would enjoy the dappled light under the existing trees.

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