Over the next few weeks we’re going to share with you some of the key issues you will need to consider when designing the perfect new garden. It may be winter now, but conmtraty to popular belief, winter is the perfect time to think about how you want to design your garden. Winter is also a perfect time to implement your designs; it’s better to have the garden ready for spring, rather than be doing all your building work when you could be spending spring putting in the finishing touches.
Gardens are often seen as either a practical space which can be used and lived in, or a beautiful space only to be viewed or to garden in. I’m a firm believer however, that a well designed garden should be able to cross over the two without it feeling forced and the whole point of design, without wanting to sound too arty farty, is to marry the demands of the functional with the aesthetics of the form. Or put more simply- make it practical and look great too! To create a garden like this it’s important to tackle the practical issues along with the design so that it really does suit your personal way of life, give you flexibility in the way you use and also operate on different levels depending on the demands put on it. Sure a garden these days is somewhere where we relax, entertain, garden, work, play etc. but it’s also somewhere we may need to store things, hang the washing up, put the dustbins out, compost the vegetable peelings etc. On top of all these issues are those of privacy and security which will ensure peace of mind and make it somewhere you can fully enjoy.