When you want a garden for entertaining, the starting point is to look at how the garden will be used.

Our clients wanted to revamp their garden so that they could make better use of it. The whole garden was fragmented, uninviting and not a pleasant place to entertain friends, the existing patio was in the wrong place as it only got sun late in the afternoon and this left nowhere to sit during the day.

Before we started work

Entertainment Area Before

Garden Style’s solution was to turn the garden around and have the main entertaining area at the end of the garden, with built in benching using brick and oak and a pergola with brick pillars and oak beams. The brick was chosen to reflect the brick detail on the house, Indian sandstone slabs were used on the main paved areas and the path links were paved in block paved setts reclaimed from the front garden.

The morning sun strikes a small sitting area that will house a bench or swing seat where the clients can enjoy an early coffee.

Oak sleeper raised beds create immediate volume and define the edge of the planting areas. The planting is mixed, low maintenance, lots of foliage but with plenty of seasonal interest from flowering plants such as Catmint, Verbena bonarensis, Sedum, Lavender and shrub roses. The pergola has Wisteria that will be trained over the top beams and will look fantastic each May.

Changes were also made to the front garden with steps and raised beds up to the front door constructed in stone with brick detail to reflect the detail on the house. The main use for the front garden is now a play area for the children, the lawn is larger and has artificial turf for a clean surface all year round and the deck was revamped with a new balustrade and the surface jetwashed. Space at the side of the house is now used to store tools and children’s toys.

To find out how we can transform your garden call us on 0114 221 5066 and speak to one of our expert garden designers today.