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Wimbledon Garden with Cricket Nets

Our clients were in the process of building a new house in Wimbledon Village when we began the design, and we had one of our most unusual briefs to date, to include a cricket run in the back garden.

Our clients have 3 children and wanted to retain as much lawn as possible for football and games, and so we left a large section of lawn in the main garden. To the left had side sat the cricket nets, which we bordered with fragrant climbing jasmine, and myrtle bushes to soften the look of the nets.

To the rear of the garden we added in a grove of ferns, and mature Dicksonia Antarctica’s. Leading away from here we put in a wildflower meadow, dotted with silver birch trees to brighten the shaded rear of the garden. Within the lawn, we put in a hardwood seating platform around the clients existing mature Holm Oak, and to the right of this area a personalized oak swing for the client’s youngest child.

The clients love entertaining so we created a sizable bright terrace near the house, to accommodate large family gatherings, including a lounge area complete with sofas and firetable, as well as dining table and a built in barbeque. Lading form the terrace, and to compensate for a change in levels we added in broad stepped terrace beds, with Olives and lemon trees, as well as white roses.

In the front garden we used mixed materials to break up the broad dive and add texture. We used grey gravel, clay pavers and green and white planting to create an elegant drive that mirrored the planting in the rear.

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