Pelorus is a detached residence of timber frame construction with attractive timber clad elevations set upon a brick/ masonry foundation. The garden design is modern and contemporary, consistent with the style of the house and utilising materials sympathetic to both the exterior and décor within. The design gives privacy to the rear garden, minimising being overlooked by neighbouring properties and enhances space for entertaining.
Entertaining space for 6 - 8 people (seated) is provided in multiple locations around the garden to make the most of the sun at different times of day, with a BBQ/outdoor pizza oven located outside a sleek garden pavilion with over-flying roof to providing shelter/shade and extend the usable season of the garden.
There is a small lawn area balanced with further spaces of hard and softscape across different levels, taking a circuitous route around the garden, to provide a visual journey through the space whilst seamlessly linking the house to the garden and pavilion.
The location of the site, being near the coast results in high winds, light levels and salt. Planting reflects these challenges whilst providing year around interest, structure and form in a colour palette reflecting the interior of the property, thus giving a feeling of increased space and continuity between indoor and outdoor spaces.
The heavy oak pergola gives substance and solidity to the centre of the design, standing its own against the stark outline of the pavilion and reflecting the clients love of natural timbers whilst contemporary cedar screening to the boundaries of the garden overcome the visual challenges of multiple fencing materials presented by the property backing onto more than one neighbour. The result is a clean backdrop to planting when looking out from the house (kitchen, dining area and lounge)
David Loy MSGD B.Sc. (Hons) Horticulture RHS Cert Horticulture SGD (Society of Garden Designers) - Registered Member