Dragon Garden (Copyright © Photo by Tina Norris)

Dragon Garden (Copyright © Photo by Tina Norris)

Dragon Garden (Copyright © Photo by Tina Norris)

Dragon Garden (Copyright © Photo by Tina Norris)

Dragon Garden (Copyright © Photo by Tina Norris)

Dragon Garden (Copyright © Photo by Tina Norris)

Seating area  (Copyright © Photo by Tina Norris)

Seating area (Copyright © Photo by Tina Norris)

Scented self-sustainable perennial planting behind seating area  (Copyright © Photo by Tina Norris)

Scented self-sustainable perennial planting behind seating area (Copyright © Photo by Tina Norris)

Dragon feature on top of wall  (Copyright © Photo by Tina Norris)

Dragon feature on top of wall (Copyright © Photo by Tina Norris)

Dragon seat by designer FR3Dcreations  (Copyright © Photo by Tina Norris)

Dragon seat by designer FR3Dcreations (Copyright © Photo by Tina Norris)

Dragon seat by designer FR3Dcreations  (Copyright © Photo by Tina Norris)

Dragon seat by designer FR3Dcreations (Copyright © Photo by Tina Norris)

Front of the house  (Copyright © Photo by Tina Norris)

Front of the house (Copyright © Photo by Tina Norris)


Dragon Garden

  • Cicero once said “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need“. Our client is – like Cicero – a book lover as well as a lover of dragons. While the remainder of the garden will be minimalistic, a sculptural seat in the shape of a dragon will furnish the upper terrace. An art piece and seat in one, surrounded by lawn and mystical plants as a backdrop.
Cicero once said “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need“. Our client is – like Cicero – a book lover as well as a lover of dragons. While the remainder of the garden will be minimalistic, a sculptural seat in the shape of a dragon will furnish the upper terrace. An art piece and seat in one, surrounded by lawn and mystical plants as a backdrop.

Existing planting dividing the lower and upper terrace has been removed. The steps to the upper terrace have been widened to create generosity and link the spaces improving the sequencing.

The lower terrace provides a bespoke seating area for larger groups, barbecues, parties and festivities with space for a fire. The upper terrace with the dragon seat is more private, secluded and ideal to retreat to for a cup of tea or to read a good book. The sculpture provides a focal point at the end of the garden.

The colours of the garden are kept to three tones: turquoise (a favourite of our clients), light grey for the existing garden shed and black on the fences and dragons. The dragon seat has been created by the designer Ewan Cameron, FR3Dcreations, reusing metal objects: a railing, printer paper roll holders, break discs from an ambulance, a simmer frame, hedge cutting blades…

Due to the success of low-maintenance perennials in others projects, our client has asked for a similar mix to be used in this garden. The chosen species will add a burst of colour, scent and all-year-interest to the scheme.

Category
Art/ Exhibition, Gardens
Client
Private
Status
Completed Sept 16