Garden design is not always about creating something completely different, contemporary, unique or even outlandish, it can simply be to make an area more practical whilst still keeping the already defined areas in the same locations and more importantly keeping the materials and to a certain degree the design in period with the existing property.
This garden in Bradford (2012) required a complete refresh as it hadn’t been touched since the house was constructed in about 1900. Retaining walls were beyond repair, paths were badly patched or damaged and the lawn sloped too much. There was a typical 1950/60s concrete garage block that had been constructed that had encroached into the garden area and a recent house extension had taken some of the rear terrace.
One of the major features designed for the garden are the new steps where a woefully narrow and small flight had previously existed that lead from the new house extension patio doors up to the lawn level. These are wide and imposing steps that are very much in-keeping with the style and period of the house. The stone for the steps was salvaged from the existing garden matching the house 100%.