Colour is a very important tool in Garden Design and not just in the colour palette we use in the planting scheme. Bold colours can be used in the hard landscaping too, on walls, on fences and sheds and by adding bold garden ancillaries. It can be hard to take that leap of faith when deciding to use bold colours in Garden Design but when they work taking the chance can be worth it. And, if by chance, they don’t work, then don’t worry as they can be re-painted. Colour is very often a personal choice and what one person likes another might not. The garden shown here was obvioulsy desinged with female tastes in mind and may not suit the men. But it
is bold, it is bright and it is wonderful! The contrast of the two colours works brilliantly and the colours of the plants have been planted in blocks to match the design, have also been choosen to compliment the wall colours when in flower. However, if after a while one gets tired of the colour, the design would work equally well with any number of complimentary or contrasting colours including neutral shades.
The design of this garden was based on interlocking planting beds of bright pink and blue complimented by areas of sandstone paving and decorative gravel. A built in sunken seating area
was created near to the house where the evening sun shines surrounding an outdoor gas fire to make the garden inviting even on cooler evenings.
This is a great design of a small rectangular garden which makes brilliant use of the available space. It is a small garden of only 5.4m wide by 11m long but the design actually makes the garden look significantly larger. Another significant feature of this garden is that there is no lawn. Hard landscaping is used through out the garden but by varying the materials and softening the design with planting and bold colours a lawn is definetly not missed. See below some photos of the garden before the re-design to see the amazing difference.