Design visuals for
this new project in Prestwich in Greater Manchester include a natural swimming
pool. It will also include a garden room designed with a large central sliding
door that looks directly onto the pool and a diving platform. The surrounding
boardwalk is designed to cantilever over the natural swimming pool creating a
seamless and infinite connection to the waters surface. A glass balustrade
provides a protective barrier without impeding views to the pool from the deck.
As this is a natural swimming pool its sides spill off into lushly aquatic
planning drifts adding not only colour and contrast but also helping to keep
the waters crystal clear too. All this set among lush planting of perennial
colour and overlooked by a pergola covered lounging terrace next to the house. Off
to one side of the garden room boardwalk will be an outdoor shower whilst the part
leading to the opposite side a focal point purpose built oak swing seat will be
set amidst sculptured Corten panels in the minimalist garden. In the minimalist
garden I’ve designed areas of sweeping curved pathways through multi stem Acers
all underplanted with dome pruned pines. This area also incorporates a contemporary
pool with steppingstones adjacent to a dining terrace. The minimalist garden is
screened from the pool garden with a 2-meter Yew hedge reinforcing the distinct
aesthetic of both areas. Around the
gardens perimeters pathways set amidst planting of ferns, tree ferns, and large
palm trees will be highlighted by gently oversized candle lanterns creating a
magical night time ambience. With the build and instillation of the project to
begin in April of 2022 watch this space for updates on what is sure to be a magical
series of gardens.
1 year ago, By David Keegan
I came across this preface I wrote for a book on garden structure and designs in 2013 and thought it worth reposting...
2 years ago, By David Keegan
In my work as a professional garden designer, I hear the same story time after time when I first meet with prospective...