A garden designed for entertaining, with a bespoke curved copper and stainless steel seat featuring an integral wine cooler. A sail casts some shade at the entrance over the resin bound quartz and decking floor. The roof of the back wall of the garden was greened by Sedum so that adjacent properties have a pleasant view of the top of the wall. The curve of the back wall also allowed for some storage and a set-in stainless steel water feature with lights. The planting contained some height in the form of Carpinus betulus ‘Frans Fontaine’, a narrow canopied Hornbeam, as well as prettier lower storey planting; Iris, Geum and Erysimum. The back wall of the garden was softened by a Rhodocoma capensis – a variety of Restio. The spun stainless steel planter is by Mark Pedro de la Torre.
Sunday Mirror, 5 June 2005 »