The Entertaining Garden in Weybridge

The Brief  The brief called for screening from overlooking buildings, a large patio, a further dining and sunbathing area and a garden room. Lighting was important as the garden to be used for entertaining in the evening.

The Design A clean, contemporary look was achieved with crisp-looking porcelain paving, and raised beds planted with olives, lavender and grasses. There are black bamboos flanking the outdoor fireplace and in front of the white wall, adding texture, movement and screening. A large pergola adds privacy from neighbouring houses and is painted to match the large garden room. Horizontal trellis is an attractive backdrop to a mixture of evergreen and flowering shrubs, with plenty of ground cover perennials and spring bulbs. Lighting adds drama to the planting when viewed from the house and highlights the eating and seating areas.