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Tropical Style Garden

Tulips and Alliums in font of a slatted timber bench in a sunny garden
We turned this overgrown garden into a tropical paradise in the centre of Richmond. Several years of neglect had caused the view over the river from the bottom of this south facing patch to be obscured by overgrown shrubs that crowded the boundaries making the garden feel much smaller than it actually was.
Garden with a deck floating over a pond, with a slatted timber fence and distant views of the river thames
The brief from the client was simple - create something with lots of colour and a pond that would make her feel like she was on holiday everytime she looked out of the window.We cleared the entire garden and started from scratch.
Stepping stones through a lawn to a slatted wooden bench in a garden surrounded by low brick walls and tre
There was a slight level change so we created a sunken planted area and a pond with a floating grid walkway at the same level as the main garden. A deep pond, stocked with fish, wraps around a raised deck that provides an area to sit and look out over the Thames.
Slatted timber fence along the boundary of a sunny, lawned garden
Colourful planting and a lighting scheme completed the look to make this a garden to really escape the stresses of a hectic week.
Tree ferns in a tropical stye garden, with a grod walkway leading through planting beds to a deck floating over a pond
"Fork's garden design and project management ability was fantastic. The service was great - they were really flexible, taking the practical elements that were important to me into account, while also offering really creative and innovative ideas to give the garden a 'wow factor'. They were absolute perfectionists when it came to the building aspects, while also working very quickly. They've completely transformed the garden; I feel like I'm on holiday when I'm in it! It also looks so much bigger now, and has even made an impact on my flat by letting more light in and making my home overall feel more spacious and bright. I'm thrilled with the results! "
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An overgrown garden with scruffy lawn and damaged fence

The garden before

Looking more like a jungle than a garden, the plants on the left hand boundary took up almost half the garden, leaving just a narrow strip of patchy grass and a few hidden stepping stones. The view of the Thames was blocked by brambles and tall weeds.
3D compute generated image of a tropical garden design showing a patio, lawn and decked area

CGI concept image

SketchUp was used to create a 3D image of the garden, before the works began,to help the client visulise what the design would look like once complete.

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