A formal 'Italianate' Garden

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The bay tree became the new focal point of the garden, with curved brick steps leading down to it,  and two ornate stone benches on either side.   The centre of the garden featured a central paved circle surrounded by four large symmetrical beds with brick paths.  A mellowed red hand-made stock brick was specified to give a softer texture to the paving and harmonize with the brickwork of the existing feature wall. 

The remainder of the area was laid to gravel and Yorkstone paving.  The garden incorporated a  utility area with a new shed and compost bins concealed behind trellis.  An ornate traditional  greenhouse was also included, constructed from Western Red Cedar with dwarf brick walls.   To complete the garden a Lutyens style teak bench and side tables were sited to catch the evening sun.

 

Garden Designer, Ascot Berkshire