Decking With Built-in Flower Planters Featuring Indian Sandstone and Balau Hardwood
Category: Wood Deck Design & Wooden Structures
Garden Design Project: DKGAWG001
This Decking project shows an excellent way of displaying Flowers Planters embedded into a
The client was looking for a Garden Design that would turn her un-useable back garden into a practical and stunning garden she could enjoy.
With this in mind we sketched some rough ideas for discussion then moved forward to rendering the chosen route
in 3D Design so we could look at it in more detail.
As these before pictures show the garden was a mess of different levels and a mish mash of ideas and materials.
None of which worked together or gave the client a Space they could enjoy or use on a practical level.
So with a clear brief we set about creating a design that made sense of the levels and created areas for relaxing and entertaining.
The owner didnt want anything that looked to Contemporary and stark but at the same time was relatively low maintenance.
The Wood Deck Design provided an efficient method of dealing with the trickiest of the levels and we used Balau Hardwood to
create a stunning Deck with a simple set of steps down to the new lawn.
Within the Deck we created two Flower Planters to soften the feel of this top area.
Plants were selected for both colour and interest whilst being easy to care for.
Another key feature of this design was the introduction of raised Walls built from slate walling blocks.
These not only served a practical purpose but we chose the slate to give an instant established feel to the garden and to soften the hard lines of the Decking.
We also used black Indian Sandstonepaving to tie in with
the slate walls and again help to give the garden the feel the client was looking for.
Plants such as Heucheras and Lavender amongst many others were selected to give colour and interest throughout the year.
A new lawn was laid which now gently slopes to the bottom of the garden; this was edged with slate tiles to make mowing easier.
Larger shrubs and more herbaceous plants were used in the back bed to soften the large boundary Wall.
We also created another area to the garden with a gentle path leading down to the bottom of the garden and in the future possibly
another Seating area.
This contains plants more often found in a woodland setting that would attract birds and insects to the garden.
The finished garden stuck to the original design brief and has created a space that the client can both use and enjoy all year round.