Bond Landscape Design: Match Point

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Match Point explores how a tennis court and clubhouse can be a subtle and beautiful addition to a garden without compromising the landscape’s flora and fauna. A blend of tranquil and energetic, the design aims to harmonise sports dynamics with calming aesthetics.

A monographic clubhouse allows the green, purple and white planting to take centre stage both inside and outside. Vibrant purple plants inspire energy, while airy and light plants gently rustle to create a calm space in which to disconnect from the pressures of life.

The clubhouse’s bold black exterior elevates the planting, yet is virtually invisible from a distance. The minimalistic, light interior provides an airy, welcoming space.
Thanks to: Dunmow Tennis Club, Grenville Nurseries, Majestic Trees, Maze Living, Metals 4 U, Stringers’ World and PDC Landscapes.

At a glance:

Who is this garden for? 
A family who is keen on tennis and protecting the environment.
Where is the garden set?  
The garden is set within a private existing mid-sized wildflower meadow on a hillside property in Essex, with numerous established trees
Who or what is the design inspiration?
The design of the garden is inspired by a belief that a balanced environment is fundamental for protecting the ecosystem and providing a positive impact on mental health and well-being. The theme of the garden is inspired by Wimbledon: The Championship.

Key sustainability points

  • Detailed 3D design allows the majority of elements to be fabricated and cut off site and easily assembled on site. This minimises waste, transport and noise pollution.
  • The garden uses composite deck boards which are created using 60% hard wood fibres and 40% recycled plastics.
  • The footing of the clubhouse comprises galvanised steel ground screws. This ensures ease of relocation and removes the need for any concrete within the garden.

Repurpose & relocation

The garden will be relocated at a private garden to adjoin an existing tennis court within a mid-sized wildflower meadow, dotted with mature trees of varying species. The garden is set to be installed shortly after the show.

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