This was one of our first new build gardens at SEED and one of the most challenging. We joined the design team post planning and were required to help integrate the new building into its setting at the same time incorporating a series of garden rooms into the footprint of the building.
We worked closely with Seth Stein Architects to create a seamless transition between the inside and outside spaces and to make sure that the garden contributed to the overall flow of the house.
The building is set in a north-facing valley on the outskirts of Bath. To the north of the building are two floating terraces, which overlook a sculpted meadow landscape. Around and within the buildings are a number of courtyard gardens that emphasise the strong relationship between the garden and inside.
The first garden room is the central courtyard. This is very much an extension of the contemporary kitchen with its simple, formal lines. We extended this formality outside with simple veil planting and a calming water feature.
The second garden room is the top courtyard, which is in fact a roof garden. This flower garden has been carefully designed to flourish in a lightweight growing medium just 30cm deep.
Completed in 2014
Seth Stein Architects