Garden on a hill

Oxshott KT22: An old suburban garden on a steep slope.

We made a beautiful space turning the 'hill' into a gently sloping feature. Every detail was considered, blending traditional with contemporary, matching colours inside the house to make the transition effortless.

Two generous patios, acres of lawn and planting to enjoy for years to come. Bespoke, curved steps in contrasting pink sandstone, with brick risers to subtly blend with the red brick house. The paving is a grey limestone.

Very simple lighting to highlight the patio walls and selected plants. The sloping steps in the lawn were created using custom made Corten steel panels to absorb the steep incline. Colourful, mixed planting provides all year interest. We refurbished shrubs and trees where possible, reused perennials, planted over 600 new plants and lots of bulbs. 'We are really delighted that we worked with Deb for a major garden relandscape and design...' 

The original patio was far too small and the old summerhouse had become a store. The build was extensive. We set about reshaping everything, removing masses of tangled Ivy, Prunus and old Rhododendrons then replanted carefully around the existing tree roots to make deep borders.  A digital irrigation system was installed with the controls under one slab.

The patio was laid at an attractive angle to the house with lovely smooth rendering on the walls, no mean feat on a curve. The parasol is now on a socket in the ground instead of a sand-filled tub, so can be easily moved when not in use. 

The existing cramped patio was extended to around 130m2, better proportions and ample space to relax or entertain.