HOLKER GARDEN FESTIVAL 2010 COURTYARD SHOW GARDEN
Designed for today's busy lifestyle, this garden was only four metres square and was a collaboration with Martin Brooks and his landscaping gang. It was designed as a calm, relaxing space, only needing the minimum of maintenance, 'The Weekend Gardener' is for those who love taking it easy on their days off, but still like to potter around their garden.
The simple modern shapes, mix of different materials, relaxing colours of the paving, walls and planting create an attractive private garden, suited to intimate dinners on the small patio or having a few friends round for a drink with the low walls doubling as informal seating and tables. A re-circulating glass water feature provides gentle noise and movement. Alcoves in the low walls and boundary walls provide opportunities for displaying art work or using candles and other outdoor lights to extend the gardens use into the evenings.