GARDEN PROJECT

Description. The garden is situated in beautiful surroundings of a newly built living village near a forest. The garden has a long shape - from the street side there is a small front yard and the living house and from the forest side there is a sauna building. Next to the sauna there are big existing pines connecting the garden to the forest. On both opposite sides the garden is bordering to the neighbour's gardens. The territory terrain is flat.

 

Client’s requirements. The client came with certain ideas, how the garden should look like. On the front side of the house the client wanted a spacious parking lot and a decorative entrance path. The house has two summer entrances on the back side, where a big terrace should be projected. In close view from the terrace the client wished a decorative pond and a gently sloping hill, which would wind further in the garden in-between the existing pines. By the sauna building another terrace should be planned with a garden fireplace and with a view towards the forest. Colorful flower beds should be planned nearby both terraces.

 

Design concept. The design idea is to enhance the most important values of the garden: the beautiful view towards the forest and the long view from the house and terrace along the whole length of the garden, which makes the garden space look bigger. The newly planned hill is designed in a natural form to integrate it naturally in the forest surroundings. It will be a great attraction for kids during the winter, when they can use the hill for skiing and riding a sled. Colorful perennial and decorative shrub plantings make a bright foreground in front of the forest and also screen the views from the neighbouring territories. In places with direct views from the most intensively used neighbouring areas an evergreen hedge is planned by the fence.

Garden design - garden project, long shape garden in a new housing village, garden plan

In layout Nr. 1 a decorative colored path is planned in the representative area from the main building entrance around the house to the summer terrace. Evergreen shade tolerant plantings mixed with annual flowers are projected in front of the main facade of the house since it is oriented towards the North side.

In both sides, where the house windows are situated close to the neighbouring properties, the views are screened by evergreen hedges by the fence.

The summer terrace is made of wood and composed of two sitting areas in front of each summer entrance. A decorative pond is bordering the terrace to provide a calming view towards water, decorative fish and water plants, while relaxing on the terrace. The pond is bordered by a layer of stones, which fasten the edges of the membrane layed over the pond bottom.

The required hill is placed on one side of the garden and it joins the terrace in one end.

The middle part of the garden is maintained open and projected for different activities like children's play, sports etc. The area is covered by intensive maintenance lawn, which is planned in a unified area around the house and the sauna terrace to make the lawn mowing more easy.

On one side of the garden a bigger mixed planting group is situated, made of higher flowering shrubs and higher perennials. It will be seen on distant views from both terraces and the house windows. It will also look beautifully on the dark background of the forest.

The sauna terrace is planned with great views towards the forest and the surrounding colorful plantings.  It is connected to the path from the house by a decorative ark of colored pavement. The back side of the sauna building can be used as a household area for a compost heap, a storage place etc.

Garden design - garden project, long shape garden in a new housing village, garden plan

Layout Nr. 2 is designed with wavy lines to enhance the natural beauty of the territory.

In this layout the pedestrian path towards the house is separated from the parking area so, that the cars don't drive over the walking route. Pedestrian paths are planed all around the house to provide convenient walking from one area to another in the garden.

On one side of the garden the view from the neighbour's garden is screened by an evergreen hedge, which is planted in a rhytm of green clipped sections and brigh yellow free standing thujas.

The South side of the house is planted by a group of richly flowering roses. The summer terrace is designed in a wide arc form, connecting the both summer entrances. The terrace and the lawn is directly connected and it is possible to move freely from the terrace to some activities in the lawn.

The hill for children's play is situated on the South side of the garden and it is screened from the neighbour's garden with a decorative trellis with climbers along the whole length of the garden.

There are seats planned in front of the hill with a pleasant view towards the decorative pond and higher plantings in the background.

The path from the house leads towards the sauna terrace. The sauna terrace is surrounded by plantings with a long flowering period during the middle of summer. In the corner of the terrace a garden fireplace is planned.

Garden design - garden project, long shape garden in a new housing village, garden plan

In layout Nr.3 the garden gates for cars and pedestrians are joined in one complex. The path from the gates towards the house entrance is layed from decorative colored pavers.

In direct view from the house windows a Christmas tree is planned in the front yard, which will stand out on the background of colorful plantings and a small hedge by the street. Between a richly flowering rose bed and spring flowering plant group a path leads towards the summer terrace on the back side of the house. The terrace has a dynamic form, which corresponds to the wavy flowerbed line and the wavy slopes of the new hill. A colorful flowerbed with annual flowers and scented perennials borders directly to the terrace.

The hill starts further and winds through the stems of the existing pines. It is carefully placed in-between the pines since the ground level above the pine roots may not be changed.

At the end of the hill the decorative pond is placed, which will a beautiful view from the sauna terrace. The sauna terrace is also designed in a wavy form with a decorative pavement circle in the dining area. Long time flowering plantings are designed by the dining area and a small path connects the area with the forest.

The neighbouring property is screened by an interesting planting group with a clipped hedge in the background, which interplays with free growing thujas, higher flowering shrubs and high perennials in the middle layer and lower perennials and ground covering shrubs in the front. The planting group creates a beautiful wavy border with the lawn.

Garden design - garden project, long shape garden in a new housing village, garden plan

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garden design - garden project, long shape garden in a new housing village, garden sketch
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Garden design - garden project, long shape garden in a new housing village, plant photo, Iberis sempervirens
Garden design - garden project, long shape garden in a new housing village, plant photo, Phlox subulata
Garden design - garden project, long shape garden in a new housing village, plant photo, Picea glauca 'Conica'
Garden design - garden project, long shape garden in a new housing village, plant photo, Echinaceae purpurea 'White Lustre'
Garden design - garden project, long shape garden in a new housing village, plant photo, Liatris spicata
Garden design - garden project, long shape garden in a new housing village, plant photo, Euphorbia polychroma
Garden design - garden project, long shape garden in a new housing village, plant photo, Gailardia 'Kobold'
Garden design - garden project, long shape garden in a new housing village, plant photo, Rudbeckia fulgida var sullivantii 'Goldsturm'

Front garden plants

Garden design - garden project, long shape garden in a new housing village, plant photo, Taxus baccata
Garden design - garden project, long shape garden in a new housing village, plant photo, Matteucia struthipteris
Garden design - garden project, long shape garden in a new housing village, plant photo, Heuchera micrantha 'Palace Purple'
Garden design - garden project, long shape garden in a new housing village, plant photo, Hosta 'Undulatta Univitatta'

Shade tolerating plants

Garden design - garden project, long shape garden in a new housing village, plant photo, Achillea ptarmica "The Pearl"
Garden design - garden project, long shape garden in a new housing village, plant photo, Astilbe sp.
Garden design - garden project, long shape garden in a new housing village, plant photo, Molinia caerulea 'Variegata'
Garden design - garden project, long shape garden in a new housing village, plant photo, Veronica spicata
Garden design - garden project, long shape garden in a new housing village, plant photo, Geum coccineum 'Koi'

Plants by the pond

Garden design - garden project, long shape garden in a new housing village, plant photo, Weigela praecox
Garden design - garden project, long shape garden in a new housing village, plant photo, Syringa vulgaris sp.
Garden design - garden project, long shape garden in a new housing village, plant photo, Phlox paniculata 'Lavender Volke'
Garden design - garden project, long shape garden in a new housing village, plant photo, Hemerocallis 'Something'
Garden design - garden project, long shape garden in a new housing village, plant photo, Helenium autumnale 'Helena Red Shades'

Recreational area plants