Garden on a hill
Oxshott: west-facing, old suburban garden on a steep slope.
We made a beautiful space by turning the 'hill' into a gently sloping feature. Every detail was considered, blending traditional with contemporary, to make the transition from the house effortless.
There are now two generous patios, acres of lawn and planting to enjoy for years to come.
Bespoke, curved steps in soft pink sandstone, with brick risers, subtly blend with the red brick house and are complemented by grey limestone paving.
Simple lighting highlights the patio walls and plants to great effect. The sloping steps in the lawn were created with Corten steel panels
to absorb the steep incline. Colourful planting provides all year interest. We refurbished shrubs and trees where possible, reused perennials and planted over 600 new plants.
'We are really delighted that we worked with Deb for a major garden re-landscape and design...'
The build was extensive. The original patio was far too small so 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. An efficient digital irrigation system was installed.
The new patio was laid at an attractive angle to the house with smooth rendered 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 has been extended to around 130m2, much better proportions and ample space to relax.
Created in collaboration with Leslie Hill, Court Landscapes Ltd.