Urban Family Spaces

Urban Family Spaces

You, your family and lifestyle, your house and surroundings largely dictate what your own personal space should become.

Whether your garden will be used for growing crops, entertaining, outdoor living, children’s play, or whatever – your outdoor environment is personal to you and important to us. On our first meeting with you we draw up a ‘Client Brief’ – a ‘Wish List’ of your priorities which forms a starting point on which to build your design. To begin your own project, email: robertsfrier@hotmail.com

Low maintenance / family gardens a specialty.

A radial design for a former market gardeners cottage in Sale Cheshire M33

A radial design for a former market gardeners cottage in Sale Cheshire M33

Below: The garden is used mainly for outdoor living

The garden is used mainly for outdoor living

Below: The approach to the entertaining deck via the pool-house and pond

The approach to the entertaining deck via the pool-house and pond

Below: At just over 4.5m x 5m this the most intimate space so far designed in Chorlton Green M21

At just over 4.5m x 5m this the most intimate space so far designed in Chorlton Green M21

Below: And how about a jungle in suburbia? Amazing to think that this sunken garden in Bowdon is only two years old. The balcony overlooks a viewing deck,

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Below is A very small low maintenance garden under construction in Uppermill Saddleworth OL3

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A minimalistic planting plan provides a low maintenance solution A minimalistic planting plan provides a low maintenance solution to this Didsbury garden designed for a young professional couple. It would seem that they now have time to clip the box into an interesting pattern.

 

 

 

 

 

Textures between materials and plants are fully exploited in planting plansTextures between materials and plants are fully exploited in planting plans

 

 

 

 

 

Broken concrete has an interesting texture - a bit like peanut brittle or broken candyBroken concrete has an interesting texture – a bit like peanut brittle or broken candy, we re-cycled an old concrete path and used the broken pieces to ‘face’ the gabion cages. This we topped with blue grass (still under construction)

 

 

 

The paving has been given a bullnose edge on the steps which is under lit at night.(Under construction) Dynamic angles add a strong sense of movement. The paving has been given a bullnose edge on the steps which is under lit at night.

 

 

 

 

Box and yew hedging are robust choices for a child friendly gardenBox and yew hedging are robust choices for a child friendly garden image 2

A new family garden being enjoyed in it’s first year of planting. Box and yew hedging are robust choices for a child friendly garden.

An intimate dining area., This sunny secluded spot – surrounded by honeysuckle is accessed by a bridge over a stream.

  

This small town garden has been surrounded by raised beds to give the appearance of a sunken garden. A series of steps doubles as a waterfall so you need to dodge the water on the way up.

A flight of sleeper steps leads off the main lawn down to the children’s den

A formal garden in Alderley Edge

cascading sound of water drowns out passing traffic noise in this suburban town garden fountain image

The cascading sound of water drowns out passing traffic noise in this suburban town garden. This spectacular fountain is a focal point for evening adult parties, and a source of fun for children who use the pool during the day.