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Garden Design & Construction Project – Canterbury, Kent

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Project type: Rear garden area – Design & Build

Location: Canterbury, Kent

Project Commenced: Start of 2015

Design brief:

This back garden scheme was totally revolutionised by Oakleigh Manor’s skilled landscape design and build teams, as a lot of clearance of unwanted vegetation was the first port of call. However, seeing the fruits of our labour, it was definitely worth it!

Our client wanted a place to enjoy the outdoor summer life and relax and retreat from the busy world they frequently courted.

The stone patio areas of the garden we constructed using silver grey granite stone, at a thickness of 25mm. These were laid in a random, yet linear pattern. This gives the garden a unique feel, but succeeds in keeping with the rest of the garden, as well as the client’s home.

A planting scheme was also part of the project, as carried out by Oakleigh Manor Horticultural Services. This, at request of the client, was a low maintenance ornamental planting scheme within the remaining trees in the garden.

Work was also conducted on side passage areas into the garden next to the house, as well as preparing the border areas for the planting, but the water feature is the centrepiece here!

After excavation, mass filled concrete foundations at a depth of 200mm was first carried out. Then, a 450mm x 450mm x 450mm recessed pump chamber was installed within the floor of the pool, along with pipework, cables and a mesh top. Granite copings are featured onto the side of the pool, matching the silver grey colour of the stone patio areas.

In the feature wall, a stainless steel waterfall blade is present. This is one metre high and is 900mm wide. It has to be said, when the water feature is in full flow, it looks stunning! You can find a video of this completed garden on our YouTube account, as well as our Facebook page.

This isn’t the limit of the garden, though. A lighting system has also been installed in the rear garden; this includes two stainless steel recessed up-lighters, six stainless steel spike spots and four stainless steel recessed wall lights.

Our client wanted an area where he could relax, and they certainly got that from Oakleigh Manor!

Project Notes

This project was conducted during the first few months of 2015.

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