Modern Garden Making
Successful garden design projects are produced by the distillation of unique sites, ambitious clients, well-integrated designs and attentive detailing, yet the evocative, accomplished interlayers which underline such noteworthy outdoor creations define architectural methodologies enabled by highly skilful, on-site constructors. Designing and building durable landscaping schemes forms a truly diverse process, whereby structural and horticultural disciplines merge with new technologies, modern social lifestyles and sustainable ecologies.
These sophisticated design details develop their intrinsic qualities from mere blueprints into tangible garden realities inspiringly and accurately through the work of consummate, perfectionist craftsmen, when an effortless, enjoyable and engaging construction process is part and parcel of a garden designer's vision right from inception, throughout the build stage and well into a long-lasting legacy.
Design & Words: Amir Schlezinger
modern garden construction
Location: Essex CB11. Size: 220sqm. Style: modern Japanese garden. Duration: 3 months. Construction: floating decks, granite and buff sandstone paving, walling, paths, basalt steps, rock formations.
Location: North London NW8. Size: 80sqm. Style: contemporary family garden. Duration: 4 weeks. Construction: custom-built benches, granite waterfall and pool, bespoke sandstone pavers, Ipe hardwood decking.
Location: London NW3. Size: 35sqm. Style: minimalist patio garden. Duration: 3 weeks. Construction: cantilevered bench, hollowed raised bed, Balau deck, Yorkstone paving, angular steps, irrigation, lighting.
Location: Central London, W1. Size: 40sqm. Style: minimalist topiary courtyard. Duration: 2 weeks. Construction: porcelain tiles, artificial grass, Cedar screen, green wall, bespoke planters, heating, sound.
Location: South West London SW6. Size: 36sqm. Style: contemporary urban courtyard garden. Duration: 3 weeks. Construction: built-in bench, waterfall, tiled patio, Cedar privacy screens, raised bed.
Location: South London SW18. Size: 25sqm. Style: modern sculpture patio garden. Duration: 3 weeks. Construction: art display wall with sgraffito lime render, fish pond, wine pantry, heating, and lighting.
Location: Central London SW1. Size: 30sqm. Style: contemporary shade courtyard garden infused with classic elements. Duration: 3 weeks. Construction: rendered raised beds including floating plinths and recessed coping, sandstone paving, large slate waterfall and pool.
Location: North London N1. Size: 25sqm. Style: minimalist city garden. Duration: 2 weeks. Construction: large lilac flagstones, inverted raised bamboo bed, hardwood seating, rendered walls, bold colour scheme.
Location: South West London SW6. Size: 24sqm. Style: modern shade courtyard garden. Duration: 4 weeks. Construction: bespoke water feature, porcelain tiles, raised bed with rendered walls and slate coping, stainless steel detailing, architectural woodland plants.