Contemporary Garden Design - Lancashire
A small 1920’s detached bungalow in Chorley, Lancashire had recently remodelled and extended the back of the property. The result was something of a surprise as you enter the house for the first time. You are greeted with a modern open plan kitchen, dining and living area which leads you down a little corridor to a similarly monochromatic styled office. The extension wraps itself around the small garden creating a courtyard effect and the glazed bi-fold doors allow vistas and access from anywhere at the back of the house. It became apparent instantly why the garden needed to be functional, practical and visually appealing all year round.
Our client wanted something a little bit wild but tamed, functional and contemporary, and it had to compliment the new extension in some way.
In the garden design we continued the interior’s monochromatic feel by limiting the colour palette and concentrated on textures and complementary materials. Varieties of evergreen ferns, grasses, bamboos and groundcover plants were used considering there textural qualities and seasonal variations in colour tones and forms. The materials were chosen to compliment the house externally, such as the slate and white render which were present on the extension’s exterior, but importantly they had to compliment the interior too. The levels lent towards a split level garden so we made sure that details were present throughout the garden including in planting inside the steps which take you up to the little top level.
Corten steel was also used as a very important design detail. We defined the planting areas and built the water feature out of Corten steel. It was purposely used for how it looks after oxidisation. The colour it eventually gets to is modestly stunning and blends perfectly with some of the Autumnal tones in some of the planting and the brickwork used on part of the extension.Back to images