The owner of this incredibly narrow and run down space, simply wanted to be able to sit outside on a summers evening and enjoy a glass of wine - something she had not been able to do since inheriting the garden in its dilapidated state a couple of years previously.
There were a number of constraints that made this a difficult garden to design and build. At just over 2 meters wide, the garden was extremely narrow. It also had terrible access, (up a flight of stairs, through the house and then down a further set of stairs through a trap door in the kitchen floor) and a small budget.
The design uses both timber decking and chipped stone to break up the long length of the garden and create a space that feels very usable for somewhere so narrow. Three raised planters made of new railway sleepers were an inexpensive way of creating planting space. A timber pergola further breaks up the garden and creates a structure for growing plants.