A garden of two tales

The brief

This is a long and narrow garden that needed to be divided into sections and accommodate the children's love of football and climbing, as well as a potting shed, trampoline, storage and seating areas.  

What I did 

The garden now looks and feels bigger, with very good proportions while hosting a dining area, two seating areas, a mini football pitch, a climbing frame, trampoline, an outdoor blackboard, storage shed, the existing treehouse on stilts, a potting shed, a mini-meadow and raised vegetable bed. In this garden, I also specified astroturf for the first time.  It is not a material I'm very keen on but here it made perfect sense and has been a great success both visually and in practical terms. The first expanse of lawn is real, the second section, which is located under a large mature beech, is astroturf. Because the first section has an open aspect and the second is under a large tree canopy, you can't tell the difference.   I also edged the astroturf with wildflower turf to help soften it and make it look more natural.