We love a cantilevered step and in this tiny Sevenoaks garden they help us fully utilise the space making it feel bigger.
This is the smallest garden we have designed to date, we call it our 'Pocket Garden', and we are very proud of it. We have transformed this tiny garden into a modern, easy to maintain social space.
The steps are cantilevering out of the deck creating a wonderful journey to the lower garden. Our clients said "We love the garden so thank you very much".
This garden has zero threshold - a smooth transition from inside to out. We have linked to their new wooden floors and dark grey windows, connecting and fusing the two, using a simple repeat palette of materials, textures and colours. We have incorporated a practical lift-up top to the bench to store their garden stuff. We have also included three re-circulating water blades that cascade into a dark grey pebble mulch. The lower area has been laid with astro turf, fitted to represent a carpet rather than a lawn. The oak sleepers, painted and matching the window frame, creating robust steps to the lower area, where we suspend a cantilevered bench from the boundary wall. We use very few plants - Dicksonia, Hosta, Polystichum and Buxus - an easy palette to maintain.