Kelays Contemporary Chic

The Kelays are a couple that wanted to take the clean lines and contemporary style of their home into their garden space. As busy professionals the brief given was to provide an area to entertain, relax and enjoy urban living; with secluded areas where they can sit quietly.

Darren Rudge designed a garden that utilised all of the space available using bold contemporary lines reflected across the garden both for ground features like the lawn and constructed features like the raised beds and pergola.

Features within the garden include the use of natural limestone paving giving a unified link from the top patio down to the lower walkway.

A floating pathway leads to the main focal point of a bubbling granite column water feature; with raised beds planted to give low maintenance, colour and interest throughout the year; these are topped using seasoned green oak and mulched with plumb slate.

A contemporary pergola straddles the lower end of the garden again constructed from seasoned green oak and leads to a breakfast area with floating bench seating. Also included on the top patio area is an outdoor kitchen enclosed under a timber canopy, Jacuzzi/hot tub and changing area.

Lighting is also included and positioned to make magical shadows allowing the garden to be fully utilised both during the day and at night.

Darren Rudge: Landscape & Garden Design. 67 Nursery Road, Walsall, West Midlands WS3 2DU
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