Slate and Steel design created something of a jungle effect: the sound of the chute from the stainless steel water feature with the planted square trellis background reminds us of a waterfall in nature, especially with the evergreen planting around. This central feature serves as a focal point which is highlighted with the paving pattern as well: the large peacock slate slabs are broken up with a granite set border detail. The planting includes orange blossom shrubs (Choisya ‘Aztec Pearl’), New Zealand flax- (Phormium tenax ) and yellow-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium striatum).
“This garden is connected with the communal garden behind, and this explains the half-hiding feature in the middle. The square trellis with the jasmine solanum give a backdrop for the eye whilst not entirely covering the view of the other gardens.”