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Case Studies

APL Awards 2023
Award winning garden
Gardeners world live peoples choice winner

Gardeners world live peoples choice winner

Show garden GW live 2023 award winning

Show garden GW live 2023 award winning

Show garden GW live 2023 award winning

Show garden GW live 2023 award winning

Show garden GW live 2023 award winning

Show garden GW live 2023 award winning

Show garden GW live 2023 award winning

Show garden GW live 2023 award winning

Show garden GW live 2023 award winning

Show garden GW live 2023 award winning

Show garden GW live 2023 award winning

Show garden GW live 2023 award winning

Design Overview - APL Peoples choice Winner Show Garden 2023 Gardeners world Live

 

The Path of Renewal Garden is a fusion of Berlin and Duisberg steel works influences. It features a
harmonious blend of clean lines with a touch of industrial charm using reclaimed materials.


The palette is dominated by rusty hues, with pops of vibrant orange, purple and pinks through the planting and also the materials themselves. Creating a unique and eye catching aesthetic


The garden’s main aim is to challenge people’s perspectives on materials and inspire them to see the potential for reuse and repurposing.

 

By showcasing the beauty and benefits of reusing discarded items, the garden not only provides a visually stunning backdrop for the plants but also serves as a wildlife habitat and a source of personal satisfaction and fulfillment in giving items a new life.

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Haywards heath private residence Jan - current
2023

 

Design Overview


The Brief here was to design a space which was both practical and beautiful at the same time.


It would include making the most of the lower pond/lake at the bottom of the garden. The main
aim being overcoming the awkward slope of the main upper tier and access to the lower tier
where the water view can be enjoyed.


Another key requirement is an outdoor office/relaxtion space where the view can be enjoyed all year round.

The Design


Clean and contoured lines dominate the hard landscaping, with a bold sense of movement and
softening using a series of corten retained lawns which ease the transition down the garden.


This contoured natural feel is enhanced with boulder detail, this is also reflected in the lower
tier with the added detail of natural stone steps down to the lower decked area.

 

The contoured nature was orginally inspired by the clients love of the canary Islands.
This not only gives a practical usable space to each tier of the garden but also helps
accentuate the water view.


Key features to note are
- Corten retained formal lawns.
- ‘Floating’ decked platform.
- A mix of perennials and large evergreen planting.
- A key use of stone in different formats e.g. cladding, boulders, steps, and aggregate which
helps link all tiers
- Multi Stem specimen trees to help link the planting beds and screen from neighbours.
- ‘Zen’ courtyard feel area outside gym patio doors

 

Design Overview


The Brief here was to design a space which was both practical and beautiful at the same time.
It would include making the most of the view of the lower lawn while also being a useable
driveway.
A Key element was to design around the propsed extension and use the garden to blend
between the period propety and modern architecture of the extension.

The Design


Clean and crisp lines dominate the hard landscaping, with a bold sense of linking materials and
softening using a series of luscious beds of perennial and evergreen planting.
Both key seating areas have wrap around planting which also lead on to the more traditional
style ‘rose arch’ walkway.


Key features to note are
- Complimentary materials of clay pavers and sandstone paving.
- Wrap around planting.
- A mix of perennials and large evergreen planting.
- A key ‘sculptural’ series of wooden posts which helps soften the view out to the parked cars
- Multi Stem specimen trees to help link the planting beds and screen from the neighbouring
house.

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