Our clients live in a highly exposed position on the cliffs of Dover Heights which receive fierce winds. Planting for their back and side garden areas needed to be particularly hardy. The wanted a low maintenance garden that could also accommodate their many family and friends.
To incorporate a defined structure to the garden, we included a zig zag style retaining wall, inspired by renowned Modernist Landscape Architect Thomas Church, which can double as extra seating. We incorporated Millboard (artificial timber) decking along the front and top of the wall, to extend the decking into the garden area and incorporated large Cor-ten steel planters to add extra layering and dramatic effect. Plants include a range of succulents and local, hardy plants, with primarily blue/grey foliage, which complements their vibrant outdoor dining table.