How do we transform a back garden/turf area with a central oversized Golden Elm overshadowing most of the area, into a useable green space, to sit in and enjoy?

It was essential for the clients to have a space where they could comfortably transition from the balcony dining area to the ground level and enjoy the quiet and private space of the garden.

To achieve this, we broke up the rectangular space into three definitive areas:

  • Hardwood timber platforms around the tree provide seating and a play area for the grandchildren
  • The garden area consists of coarse gravel with shade-loving architectural-style plantings
  • Lawn for their pet dog to run and enjoy