Style with access for a wheelchair
Currently in build - due for completion August 2019.
I was asked to design a garden for a young man restricted to a wheelchair. It was important to have as many seating areas as possible. To make the design more complex the garden sloped steeply away from the house so I had to tackle issues with complex levels in order to provide a path with optimal graidents of no more than 1:12 and plenty of level sections where one can take a pause.
To give the garden real panache I have brought together both modern and traditional combining bespoke rusty steel water tanks and planed Douglas fir arches with downlights with artisan skills involved in building a dry stone wall. Planting picks up and contrasts with the rusty elements and includes peeling bark maples, burnt orange red hot pokers and rich red Heleniums. These contrast with a central area blending the white barks of pendulous birch with the golden seedheads of native grasses behind an anotebr seating area foused around a firepit that doubles as a BBQ.