A project in Beckenham Place Park, South London got underway earlier last month. Its a large front and rear garden with pool, pond and newly created pleached walk. It also has an extensive terrace that wraps around the newly built house constructed by HR Projects . An area to entertain, relax and also a place for the kids to feel is their own, an area for table tennis and bean bags. Each area is subtly designated by simple Kebony decking details. The terrace will feel as part of the house with the same tile used both inside and out, by Domus Tiles.
The garden is in its early stages on construction and due to be completed summer 2016. Here are a few photos of progress.
The tiles will give the pool a dark also green look, a much more complimentary colour for pools when working this country. It will offset the planting and the Buff Sandstone.
The pleached trees have been planted before the end of the rootball season, awaiting there final staking. Piles of materials for the terrace in the background which will soon be the formal lawn.
Beech (Fagus sylvactica) hedging elements lay in wait for to be planted, to create the cubes. This will give an added freshness come a couple of weeks when they come through.
8No. Large Pinus mugo ‘Pumilio’ will go in to create a gravel area flanked by two specimen Cercis canadensis, simple yet effective structural planting for all seasons. The Taxus hedging in the background will be used to create the tall hedges which divide the garden in to its separate rooms.
Piles of sawn and sandblasted stone from CED Stone lay in wait to complete the swimming pool terrace and also the lawn mowing strips and then bull nosed step treads and square cut copings for the walls.
Here the Taxus columns standing guard over the house, they provide the initial framing of the views from the house, the pleached Fagus sylvatica then follow this up further up the garden.