Jenny Bloom Garden Design
Urban Retreat Garden, N16
The Brief: This small south facing garden in Hackney already had raised beds and a pizza oven, but the existing sloping soft wood deck was falling to bits. The clients saw this as a good opportunity to breathe new life into their garden and create a more conducive space for alfresco dining, chilling out, or practicing yoga.
The Solution: The design aimed to create a more flexible space that could be used as an outdoor room. A new hardwood deck was constructed with steps near the house to allow for more space on one level. The existing raised beds were underpinned and re-rendered and horizontal cedar trellis wraps round the garden unifying the boundaries and providing privacy. A modular outdoor sofa provides a more comfortable seating area for relaxing or entertaining in this sunny garden. The planting was refreshed in the raised beds and more permanent planting designed into the deck adds colour, warmth and texture to the garden.