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Family Garden Designs

When designing a family garden, we realise that it has to be a practical space that must be fit for so many uses - from a children’s play area, to a stylish area for when the grown-ups want to entertain!   

We work with you by taking any inspiration and family garden ideas you already have and incorporate them into the design. Whatever your idea - we can build it!    

Have a look at some of our previous Child Friendly Garden Designs below and more can be found in our 

Family Gardens portfolio

Under the Arbour

This is the back garden to a large, detached property in Epsom, Surrey set back from the main road.

The Only Way is Essex

These are the gardens to an 18th century, Grade II listed building in Chigwell, Essex, comprising a former stable block plus later additions, which have been stunningly converted into a beautiful family home.

Fulham Family Fun

This is the rear garden to a semi-detached period property in Fulham

New swimmimg pool and pool house in Otford

Pavilion & Pool House

This is the large rear garden to a substantial, detached property set back from a fairly busy road in a Otford, a picturesque Village in West Kent located on the River Darent, flowing north down its valley from its source on the North Downs.

New croquet lawn and planting for this large country house in Shoreham

Croquet Anyone?

These are the substantial rear & front gardens to an early 19th century, Grade II listed house on a wide plot in the quiet, riverside location of Shoreham in Kent.

Modern patio and living wall for this house in Harefield

Upstairs, Downstairs

These are the gardens to a unique, end of terrace, mews-style property in the grounds of a former Grade II listed manor house, with spectacular views over fields and woodland.

Formal planting to this listed house in Pembury

To the Manor Born

This the large back garden to a substantial and attractive, red brick, Grade II listed property in Pembury, picturesquely situated overlooking the village green.

Colonial style verandah and modern garden

Colonial Character

Our client envisaged a space completely transformed from its blank canvas, typical of a new build house, to a beautiful garden

Contemporary Squares used at an angle for this garden design

Contemporary Squares

This is the broadly rectangular back garden to a sizeable, detached property in a quiet leafy road in Hayes, Kent.

Outside kitchen with BBQ and modern patio

Garden Kitchen

This was a substantial new-build property in a private road with views over a golf course.

Front garden with views over the common

The View Beyond

This was a recently refurbished, modern bungalow with roof extension in Hayes Village, Kent with lovely views over the Common.

Large front garden and large rear garden in Chislehurst

Country Living

Our clients had renovated this detached property in Chislehurst, Kent to a very high standard and they wanted to replicate the same quality of finish to the outside spaces. 

Long garden made to look wider

Family Garden

An uninteresting lawn stretched from one end to the other with a dip in the middle and a shed at one end.

The aim was to provide the two small children with some dedicated play space and a pleasing garden for the adults to enjoy.

Small garden with storage hidden underneath the seating

Hidden Underground Storage

This was the tiny garden to a terraced Victorian house belonging to a young family.Coming from Australia, our couple really missed the outside space for barbecuing and entertaining.

Family garden with lush planting in front of the pavilion 

Pavilion Garden

We designed a black limestone terrace adjacent to the new building to provide the smart, contemporary feel our clients wanted, but surrounded it with a timber handrail to tie in with the colonial feel of the new structure. Lush, tropical-style planting completes the look.

 

Family garden with a sunken trampoline

Sunken Trampoline

The family wanted a practical, but attractive garden for play and for entertaining. One important consideration was that the children wanted to include a trampoline. 

Suburban family garden with spring planting

Large Suburban

Our clients asked us for a larger deck area by the house, together with another seating area - further down the garden to use at different times of the day to take advantage of the sun. They also wanted a more natural area to the rear with a woodland feel. 

Contemporary family garden with round table

Round in Circles

The design introduced interest to what otherwise could have been a large uninteresting expanse of grass by incorporating large interlocking brick circles. These were laid at the level of the lawn for ease of mowing.

 

Urban family garden with glass balcony to let the light through

Glass Balcony

A steep staircase with high risers and narrow treads down from the drawing room made this a potentially treacherous space for the children, or adults alike, as well as taking up garden space. 

Long thin garden with traditional planting

Long Thin Suburban

Our clients had two small children and wanted a play area with a lawn and space for the grown-ups too, including a dining area near to the house and a large workshop at the rear of the garden. 

Garden with intimate arbour seat

Professional's Haven

Our client asked for something stylish and contemporary with clean lines near the house.

To avoid the eye being drawn straight to the end of the garden, she also requested that some curves be introduced. 

 

Small urban garden with hidden trampoline under astro turf

Hidden Trampoline

As with most gardens this size, and with a young family, space was at a premium and our clients wanted somewhere they could relax and entertain, and where their children could play. 

Large family garden with traditional english garden plants

From Russia with Love

Although well kept, the garden had been planted in a rather unimaginative way with boring shrubs and little seasonal colour.

Our clients wanted a traditional English country style garden with some formal touches.

Family garden with oak arbour over natural sandstone paving

From Harbour to Arbour

The garden was dominated by a large swimming pool and as the children were grown up so instead our clients wanted a tranquil seating area surrounded by beautiful planting in which to entertain and relax.

 

Traditional modern garden with curving path

Traditional but Modern

Our clients wanted to open up the garden revealing it’s true size, whilst still retaining it’s traditional character. They also had a big birthday party in the garden coming up, so time was of the essence!

Traditional style garden with modern raised flower beds

Double Dutch

Rather than go with straight lines and angles, we chose a bold circular theme for the design, which ties in very well with the 1930’s style of the house.

Modern shade sail for a continental feel

The Tardis

Our clients had fond memories of holidays in the south of France and wanted to re-create something of a rustic French feel in their tiny London garden, using materials to suit the age of their property.

 

Feature sandstone orbs feature for a stunning effect

Love a Triangle

The plot was broadly triangular, which has its own design challenges, and our clients wanted a strong scheme with a contemporary edge to complement their interior furnishings and to provide interest throughout the year.

Large garden with beehive

Hive of Activity

In order to draw the eye across the garden, rather than straight to the end (which is what often happens with a rectangular garden), an attractive, sinous path was constructed.

Modern garden with blue glass path and astro turf

Path to Enlightenment

The existing rectangular patio lead us to this design and we decided to square off the rather awkwardly shaped plot  and divide it with a series of rectangles forming the lawn, play area, path and planting beds.

Small garden with modern paving and play area

Chic with Kids

This was the invaluable outside space that came with our clients’ garden flat in a prestigious area of London but it was impractical for the young family.

Our clients requested a practical, but beautiful design with real ‘wow’ factor.

 

Inspirational family garden designs    

If you have the luxury of a large garden or if you are just looking at ideas for a small family garden design, you’ve come to the right place. Our family garden designs are all planned with space for the kids as well as that area for you to relax.   

We can include water features that are safe for young children which can eventually be converted to a pond once the children are old enough. Or if you have a trampoline that dominates the garden, we can sink it into the ground so that it is not only unobtrusive, but is much safer to use.    

Our experience building child friendly garden designs means we can bring lots of ideas and experience to your new garden - and you can start the process easily with a no obligation quotation from our professional team.    

You can either fill out our enquiry form, or call us on 0844 326 1521 and speak to one of our friendly expert staff to start the process of designing your dream Family garden!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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