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A modern courtyard garden

This garden design creates a bold, contemporary courtyard space in harmony with the modern architecture of this beautiful Victorian villa in central Cambridge.

Minimalist hard landscaping, relaxed planting, and a bespoke water feature combine to create a beautiful, modern outside living space.

 

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Colm Joseph Cambridge garden design modern architecture courtyard perennial planting corten steel water feature concrete paving concrete furniture

Our landscape design integrates seamlessly with the bold architectural extension by PiP Architecture.

A bespoke water feature design integrates with the corten steel louvres of the house extension. The water feature, and the planting beside it, is positioned in close proximity to the glazed extension to bring the garden into the house.

The internal concrete flooring is continued outside. To complement our paving design, we also designed a modernist concrete dining table and benches tailored to the space.

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Colm Joseph Cambridge garden designers concrete furniture through perennial planting multi-stem crab apple tree

Colm Joseph Cambridge garden designers concrete table and benches perennial planting design concrete paving multi-stem crab apple tree
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Colm Joseph modern design Cambridge Petersen bricks architecture corten steel water feature concrete table and benches naturalistic planting view from above

The garden design softens the building with the introduction of lush, naturalistic planting and a bespoke water feature.

The geometric design of the corten steel water feature, the planted paving joints, and concrete furniture all relate to the geometry of the architecture to create a coherent, unified space.

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Colm Joseph Cambridge garden design modern house petersen bricks concrete furniture architecture extension

The modern garden design integrates seamlessly with the bold architectural extension

Colm Joseph Cambridge garden design modern courtyard corten steel water feature concrete paving and concrete furniture
Colm Joseph Cambridge garden design modern courtyard concrete paving and concrete furniture planted paving joints pratia treadwellii
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Colm Joseph Cambridge garden design modern courtyard concrete furniture table and benches planted concrete paving joints pratia treadwellii

 

Colm Joseph Cambridge modern house garden design concrete paving corten steel water feature

A small first floor balcony is transformed by naturalistic planting in bespoke corten steel planters to create a perfect, private spot for morning coffee.

Meanwhile, a more traditional period feel is preserved to the front of the property.

The front garden design is a restrained but striking composition of pleached ornamental pear trees and clipped beech hedging. Climbing plants and perennial planting complete the inviting arrival space.

 

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Colm Joseph Cambridge landscape design front garden pleached trees beech hedge victorian house

 

Colm Joseph Cambridge garden designer modern architecture courtyard naturalistic planting multi-stem crab apple tree concrete furniture

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