This charming fishing cottage had just been renovated and a garden building had been constructed. The clients were looking to create a coastal garden that would complement their new property and enhance their lifestyle. We took inspiration from the surrounding environment when designing this garden. As the garden sloped down steeply at one side, we constructed a gabion wall, to create two separate outdoor spaces. This was similar to the wall down by the harbour.
On the lower terrace we built a large L-shaped bench and table next to an outdoor wood burning stove. This was a place where the neighbours could come round in the evenings for a beer. Freshly landed fish could be cooked on the fire. There was also a raised bed for growing vegetables. Steps up to the gravel garden were inspired by the beach houses along the coast.
Above the wall, we created a Mediterranean gravel garden with silver-leaved plants that thrived in these coastal conditions. This created beautiful views out from the house. We installed bollard lighting so that these vistas could also be enjoyed in the evenings as it got dark.