Modern Decking

Building work had left this garden disjointed and unusable in parts, and the owners needed help on finding a solution to work around the uneven levels and sloping garden. A small city garden, it would be such a waste to board up the area beneath the raised deck that was put in as part of the kitchen extension.

To the left of the stairs, an old shed base and uneven ground was used as a design starting point, making space for stepped planters and a lower decking area to make the most of the sun position through the day. This also gave a level seating area on the lower level for family play time.

To give structure in the lower garden, galvanised EverEdge was added along the border edges, and the lawn extended. Planting complemented existing Bamboo, Fatsia japonica and Honeysuckle, repeating plants and adding in whites, pinks and purples throughout. Stipa tenuissima drifts through the planting and up into the raised deck planters to give continuity.  

Plants were positioned to give maximum privacy without adding to much shade cover to help with overlooking from the high deck.


With thanks to AK Designs for all joinery work.