Garden Design Faringdon, Oxfordshire
Garden Design Faringdon, Oxfordshire, by Jill Blackwood
Garden design Faringdon Oxfordshire – The clients wanted a country style garden design that included a good size patio area for entertaining. The client had inherited four statues representing spring, summer, autumn and winter and these were placed around a circular path which led from the patio to a large lawn area. The central focal point was a bird bath water feature that matched the colour tone of the statues and gave the space the soothing and cooling sound of flowing water. To one side a summerhouse was placed to give a sheltered seating spot to sit and enjoy the garden quietly. Borders surrounded the circle planted with a mix of perennials and shrubs to soften the hard landscaping and enhance the country feel. Raised planters flanking the main patio along with the existing tree added height in the planting. A low fence and native country hedge was added on the boundary to the adjoining field to allow the wonderful view to be kept whilst also giving a feeling of enclosure to the space. The purple and blues of the flowers blended with the natural slate chippings and both added a contrast with the buff paving and the Cotswold stone of the surrounding buildings.