This pretty East Lothian garden originally had a functional large patio with concrete pavers. The clients have retired and with more time on their hands, wanted to update this with a more stylish patio design. Although we kept this outdoor space large and functional, we replaced the design with a more dynamic and inviting circular patio. This provided plenty of space for entertaining their large family and many friends.
The couple now enjoy the outdoor lifestyle, sitting out having lunch on their sandstone patio surrounded by fragrant jasmine, honeysuckle and climbing roses. An airy planting scheme along the edge of the patio softens the large area of hard landscaping. From the kitchen, they look out onto architectural plants which look good year round.
The patio is lit up for sitting out in the evening and the planting around the circular patio is illuminated subtly to add interest at night.