Liz and Martins Patio Garden
Liz and Martins garden is small but now perfectly formed. The brief was to create a patio garden where they can sit party and relax into the night after a hard days work!!
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A circular theme was designed throughout with circular lawns accessed by crescent shaped pathways and reflected by flower circles that stand proud and lead you through the garden spaces. Summerhouse, potting shed and boulder trickling water feature surrounded by a shingle beach; plus woodland area with cool fernery and planting that gives all year round interest and a sense of style.
As a professional and busy couple Alison and Darren commissioned Darren Rudge to bring some contemporary charisma to their rear garden for them to relax and enjoy this space. The existing site was overwhelmed with mature trees and shrubs and a large turf area that was generally unfriendly and uninviting.
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.
A design has been created that gives a contemporary feel and includes a number of areas to sit a relax in this space.
Firstly an open pergola links the house to the garden and purple rustic poles draw you through the space to a circular patio with a reclaimed church bench to sit and relax.
After a complete life as a family garden; now the children have flow the nest it was time for a revamp.
This design was built on three levels; level 1 the lower level is paved and sweep clean; widened for additional access. Level 2 is a family patio but now for large family parties that include the grand children.
Stourbridge couple Liz and Steve commissioned Darren Rudge to bring some classical styling to their small but drab courtyard. Overpowering trees and shrubs were removed and tall double skinned surrounding walls built giving a walled garden feel in classical red brickwork.
Darren Rudge was asked to create a garden area for a family with older children.
The client particularly wanted the garden to reflect sustainability issues and to use as much as possible reclaimed or recycled materials, plus to have a contemporary feel.
An elderly couple in their mid 80's who have been married for 60 years felt it was time to have a space where they could relax; with the brief being to create a space that was 'classical but contemporary'.
A circular theme was used in this garden to give movement and flow with ascending raised beds for ease of maintenance; constructed in the classical red brick with a Staffordshire blue coping.
A border designed by Darren Rudge that gives a quirky view showing a range of plants that need damp or humid conditions to grow. An almost reclaiming of the space by the plants seems to be occurring here. The display included carnivorous plants as well!!!
Naturally Playful was awarded a Royal Horticultural Society Gold Medal and Best in Show Awards in the show garden category.
Co designed with fellow design colleague Helen Wood Naturally Playful’s brief was “By exploring the world around us and interacting
with nature, the garden reminds children just how good playing in the great outdoors can be.”
Cultivating young minds; a garden of investigation, stimulation and play for the children of Little Bloxwich School
Darren Rudge Landscape and Garden Design were commissioned to install a garden that would stimulate children and get them to investigate their environment linking to objectives to be achieved in the national curriculum.
Compton Care, at Compton Hall (formally Compton Hospice) Garden of Reflection is now complete. A great project taking a woodland space and creating a woodland dell for peace and self reflection. Sleeper raised beds are planted with a range of plants to give rest and relaxation.
Darren Rudge was invited to design and install a memorial garden that honours the ultimate sacrifice made by the soldiers from Willenhall in World War One at Willenhall Memorial Park
BBC Make a difference campaign; Druids Heath Community Garden Birmingham. After consulting the community who live in Druids Heath Birmingham, their one wish as most live in high rise/ tower block accommodation, was to have a safe place for their children to play.
A community centre in Wolverhampton closed by the local authority and rescued by the community. They had an area of wasteland unused full of weed but no funds to convert this into a growing and learning space.
Walsall arboretum devoted a space for a gallery garden; the first of its type in this country where outdoor art in all its forms can be displayed.
Co designed by Darren Rudge with designer Helen Wood, keys is a conceptual garden space designed and implemented as a permanent feature within the gallery garden.
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