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Balcony Gardens

A shaded seating area provides a place to relax and enjoy the scented flowers and gentle movement from the surrounding grasses. The clear lines and simple colour palette create a calming, uncluttered and practical space for reflection.

Soft evergreen planting, with muted tones of pinks and burgundy, lies beneath the statement multi-stem Taxus baccata.

At a glance:

Who is this garden for? 
A domestic space for relaxation and contemplation.
Where is the garden set?  
Who or what is the design inspiration?
Disused farm buildings.

The garden has many elements created from repurposing materials found on the site of old farm buildings and nearby felled trees, including the seating and the handmade floor tiles. The garden demonstrates that recycled authentic materials can become something beautiful and practical in another form.

Key sustainability points

  • Many features of the garden were made using repurposed items which were considered waste.

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