My inspiration for this one strangely came from Earth orbiting the Sun. When I look at a garden to be designed, I tend to think of shapes that will sit-in and compliment the garden overall first. My client is a keen astronomist and I knew that circles would suit the relaxed design wanted. The round small brick patio will be broken up with patches of gravel to loosely represent the patterns on the planets surface. This patio is where the client will do most of their star gazing.
The client wanted a flat garden for easy access so I had to add interest with different surfaces, arches and a raised bed. There will be lots of hot colours built into the scheme through the planting and this will be contrasted by cool blue/grey used on the timber. The most important consideration of this design was to keep as much view of the sky as possible.