Maintenance: Two to three hours a month
Type of design: modern
Seating area: sits three to four
Lawn: artificial grass
Features: water feature and lighting
Notes: The client said: “We would like the garden to reflect our quirkiness. We prefer curves to straight lines, and ideally, want to maximise space to make the garden appear larger.”
This modern curved garden captures the gentle sway of a valley, guiding the eye in a smooth and fluid motion. As you can see from the image, there is a smooth arch which is wider near to the house, and which narrows towards the end of the garden. This effect enables the eye to travel further than it would normally if only moving from the front of the garden to the back. The illusion of a much larger space is created by this technique. You can also see our latest modern garden designs or small garden designs in London to have a better idea of our curved projects.
When lighting a smaller garden, use low-wattage lights; this will allow for an effect like the one below. Here the one-watt lights illuminate the curve of the patio, and the eye is drawn to the curve of the lawn and finally to the larger plants at the back of the garden. Having a multi-layered display will produce a garden of ambient tranquillity.
3D CAD design during the day and night
This small modern garden was created for a couple living in Kensington. They like the idea of a curved, colourful oasis, adding a variety of plants and features with different colours. We suggested a sky blue water feature and an evergreen wall. We were cautious not to overwhelm their small garden. Bamboo’s where planted in front of the coloured wall, this screens the right proportion between the wall and the rest of the garden.
Our lighting design creates a lovely warm ambience. Rather than adding an abundant spotlight, we have lit specific features like the trees, water feature and the Acer. This project includes three different types of lightning, for an impressively modern feel we mainly used a lighting garden spotlights, with bollard lights to add an extra layer of bright to the water feature and eco-friendly inset one-watt lights.