Client's Brief

Toppesfield, Essex

This garden required a redesign following an extension to the property. An existing garden building containing a bar area requited linking to the property with a contemporary design to match the new extension. A new raised and covered dining area next to the house was needed to extend the kitchen space as well as the screening of the oil tank and waste bins. A new water feature that included sound was also desired near to the bar area.

The L -shaped garden, together with a slight graduate away from the property dictated a modern geometric design incorporating a couple of subtle level changes. Two long planting beds frame a plank stepping stone effect from the raised dining area complete with a modern pergola. A clay paver path leads down to the bar entertaining area at the lowest level of the garden with a repeat of the plank effect paving. Here a modern pond made from pine blocks contains a blade water fall effect. A rectangular lawn containing a planting bed on the gable end wall of the bar sees a feature Japanese maple tree. A further planting bed runs along the clay paver path and contains another feature tree (False Acacia) surrounded with under planting.


Client’s Review – “Jon gave us the best service from initial ideas to detail design and managing the project. An excellent design and a very professional service from start to finish”.