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St. Albans, Hertfordshire

A front and back garden in St Albans that was converting back to one property after being divided in the 60's.

Maximise the front parking area, and soften with planting to create a space that can accommodate up to four cars, and yet feel like a front garden. A simple garden layout, not cluttered, to suit the modern lines of the house.
Bring the garden near the house, maximise the feeling of space.
This is to be a good sized social space, spill out from the glass room.
Planting to suit North facing aspect.
Maximise vistas from house, particularly from ground floor windows.

A decked area immediately outside the glass room was used to create a large enough entertaining area that could wrap around the glass room visually connecting the various separate areas, and deal with awkward levels. 

This is softened with lots of textural planting. 

A water element, to distract from road noise, is in the form of an overflowing copper column. 

Curves/circlular/part circular shapes used in lawn path to create dynamic movement and contrast with the box shape of the glass room

Structures are used to help integrate the various walls and disguise boundaries, create depth, tension etc.

The new Garden house has been accommodated with path leading to it, and softening planting, with a spill out seating area that doesn’t foreshorten the garden.

Bolder planting groups, texture, colour palette of purple, blue, pink and white.


Andrew Wenham Garden Design

38 Hitchin Road




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