Gravel Garden

 
A long narrow rear garden and steeply sloping front garden. The clients entertain a lot and wanted a sense of privacy, plus elements that would reflect their interest in Japanese gardens.

A design incorporating gravel, stones, bamboo, dwarf pines, black lily turf, scarlet acers and a river of purple irises falling down the terraces gently nods to Japanese style but remains in sympathy with the architecture of the house.