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Small Contemporary Garden

By Garden Designer Andrea Newill. The client had recently added a kitchen extension to the property and were left with an awkward space to deal with.

They wanted a garden to complement the modern kitchen they had chosen. Sawn sandstone paving, a stainless steel water feature and clean lines helped to achieve this. A trampoline was partially hidden in a sleeper edged sunken area which can be turned into a seating area later.

Small Contemporary Garden by Garden Designer Andrea Newill

The stainless steel water wall is softened with adjacent planting of Hydrangea arborescens "Anabelle" and Phyllostachys aureo-sulcata "Aureocaulis".

Small Contemporary Garden by Garden Designer Andrea Newill

The lowest part of the garden is now a sunken space for the trampoline, with sleeper edging and bamboos adding addtional screening. 

Small Contemporary Garden by Garden Designer Andrea Newill

Clipped Ilex x altaclarensis "Golden King" half standards are planted in terrazo pots, with an underplanting of Hakanochloa macra.

Small Contemporary Garden by Garden Designer Andrea Newill

Standard Photinia fraseri "Red Robin" trees screen the neighbouring property, while clipped Buxus cubes frame the sleeper built seat. Hydrangea arborescens "Annabelle" is underplanted with Brunnera macrophylla "Jack Frost" with Clematis "Perle D'Azure" trained on the fence behind.

Small Contemporary Garden by Garden Designer Andrea Newill

Terrazo pots planted with Fargesia nitida "Red Panda" hide the fence whilst screening the neighbouring property. In the border Carex testacea is planted with Hebe pinguifolia "Pagei" and Viola cornuta "Blue Molly

Plants list    

 

 

Trees

 

Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin'

 

Shrubs/Bamboos

Itea ilicifolia
Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin'
Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'
Jasminum nudiflorum
Hebe pinguifolia 'Pagei'
Phormium tenax Purpureum Group
Pileostegia viburnoides
Phyllostachys vivax
Clematis alpina 'White Columbine'
Clematis 'Etoile Violette'
Clematis 'Kermesina'
Clematis 'Perle d'Azur'
Clematis cirrhosa 'Jingle Bells'
Hedera helix 'Green Ripple'
Hedera helix 'Goldheart'
Rosa 'Iceberg'
Fargesia 'Red Panda'
Parthenocissus quinquefolia 'Yellow Wall'
Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Waterwheel'

 

Topairy

Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert'
Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'
Verbena bonariensis
Euphorbia myrsinites
Heuchera micrantha 'Palace Purple'
Rudbeckia laciniata 'Herbstsonne'
Buxus sempervirens 'Elegantissima'
Ilex x altaclerensis 'Golden King'
Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'
Achillea filipendulina 'Cloth of Gold'
Astelia nervosa 'Westland'
Euphorbia x martinii 'Tiny Tim'
Sedum 'Munstead Red'
Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'
Astrantia major 'Large White'
Clematis heracleifolia
Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Taurus'
Dierama Species Mix
Viola 'Blue Moonlight'

 

Grasses

Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus'
Carex testacea
Hakonechloa macra 'Alboaurea'
Polystichum aculeatum

 

Bulb

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation'
Narcissus 'Hawera'
Allium stipitatum 'Mount Everest'
Narcissus 'Tete-a-Tete'
Narcissus 'Thalia'
Crocus 'Yellow Giant'
Designed by Andrea Newill MSGD

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