Three elements – dock, wall and metal cage – were used in this garden renovation to pull together disparate parts of the existing garden – perennial beds that we have reorganized and freshened up with tall grasses, a large bare root mound under a Norway Maple and a concrete patio next to the house. The dock is a long narrow deck running the full rear of the site that provides seating under the tree, a surface for pots, and a perforated framework for the existing shrubs. The stone wall helps support the deck and metal cage at either end, bisects the garden to separate the lawn from a newly sloped and planted area under the tree, and supports a sculpture pedestal at a pivot point in the centre of the garden. Finally, the metal cage provides a three dimensional trellis to provide much needed plantings close to the patio.
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View towards seating on wooden dock
Sculptural pivot point
Existing shrub accommodated into the dock
Dining area on patio
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