Fran is mixing different styles together in one small garden to try & create a family garden fit for all ages. In the seating area Fran is using bright colours inspired by the "Moorish" style of Southern Spain and modern contemporary structured seating. A wooden built in bench in front of raised planters gives the family a perfect place to enjoy summer sun. A hanging table in the centre of the seating area also doubles as a water feature funnelling a stream through mosaic tiles down the centre of the patio.
From the patio entry to the separate Woodland area is through raised planters. Fran is adapting his plan to include the family's trampoline, sinking it into the ground to remain hidden but accessible. A second seating area with a view of Rowlestown church also provides a handy way to keep an eye on the kids as they explore the garden.
The main seating area will be planted using more structural plants like alliums, agapanthus, buxus and colourful tulips. Mature trees like cypress, magnolia and acers under planted with helleborus, fatsias, grasses and ferns will bring the woodland to this urban garden.