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THE RESTORATIVE GARDEN: Calm & re-energising

Society of Garden Design 2016 Winner. The judges said: "A good use of space and interpretation of the brief. The theming was bold, without feeling imposed. Strong graphics that enhanced the narrative, including some very useful sectional elevations”. Excerpts from this design give an example of a concept inspired by art; in this case Rothko. This garden design for 2 acres in Surrey, supports the modern architecture of a Huf Haus the client proposes to build. The client's taste is for vibrant modern art/interior decor. Rothko is a favourite artist.
The creation of a woodland edge and blending of heathland style plants on the outer perimeters of this garden create a calm. Decking walkways of weathered grey will organically link the house to its habitat and invite exploration.

Within the geometrically designed garden, plantings will smudge together and soften edges. Layered colour and texture as in the richness of Rothko will have a re-energising effect just as the art itself does.