Modern family garden

Talbot Woods, Dorset

The garden of a new build provides a great opportunity to get creative. Here – on a standard, level site – sensory planting and height changes wrap around the functional, oval lawn to give the garden shape, interest and personality. The contemporary design unifies garden and home, with hard landscaping to tie in with the grey slate tones of the house, existing paving and walling.

Sensory and scented planting near the seating areas invite greater use of the outdoor space, while the fragrance of the scented evergreen jasmine climbing the pergola brings a magical top note from spring to late summer. A beautiful and functional space to both relax and play.