The garden is split into two separate levels. The first, a polished concrete terrace, runs out from the main living space. This cantilevers over an ornamental pool that runs the full width of the garden. Three corten steel spouts bring the sound of moving water into the garden creating an air of tranquility.
The lower terrace is reached by a flight of steps, down over the pool. The paving, composed of granite setts in four shades of grey, is inspired the river and echoes its silver lines and ripples.
Corten steel is used throughout the scheme to create subtle detailing on bench uprights, paving edges and step risers and is further echoed in the planting. Three specimen strawberry trees help to frame views and bring a sense of maturity to the scheme.
Photography: © James Aldridge