PRIVATE GARDEN DESIGN
Garden in Vrchotovy Janovice, Czech republic
Co-operation: Jakub Teplý
Garden in Vrchotovy Janovice was designed and realized around new beautiful stone house inspired by Brittany cottage style. The area is not fenced and garden is gently turning into the surrounded landscape. The proposal was intended to create an attractive space throughout the year – space that will communicate with all the elements of the surrounding nature.
The garden is in contact with the running and still water water and rainwater is brought into the pond. The retention pond will be connected to greater lake in the follow-up of the garden in the second stage of the project. Slopes and the bordering areas are covered by flowering meadow. In each annual period the mixture enriched with annual plants amaze with another color combination. The dominant feature of the area is the perennial flowerbed, contrasting with a stone house background. It creates a predominantly violet-yellow color effect from early spring to autumn.
An important element in the area is terrain modelation, which creates a combination of open and intimate space. Groups of higher grasses enriches the textures with lightness and softness. Together with bushes and stone dry walls they form a barrier from neighboring route.
Private garden with biopool, Prague 4, Czech republic
The central element of the garden is a bio-pool, designed according to the client‘s wishes in 2 variants. Dynamics of the garden is supported by escalations of stone terraces from the house. They offer new places to stay, either on the upper terrace, on the site of the existing sitting, on the lower stone wall, on a wooden deck chair lounger. Terraces are surrounded by varied flower beds of pink-violet-white color. Emphasis is placed on their variability throughout the year.
Private garden in Prague – Stodůlky, Czech republic
The concept of the garden is based on the repetition of evergreen shrubs cut into globular and oval shapes. In the sunny part of the garden, they contrast with natural grass-perennial beds, while in the shady part of the garden they are complemented by vegetation of lush green flowering hydrangeas, ferns and broad-leaved perennials. Greater intimacy is achieved through planting of a group of multi-stem shrubs. They are situated to create the “back” of the proposed seating, but also to allow the views on the planned bio pool and the lower part of the garden.
The southern part of the garden has mainly a representative function with the predominance of xerophytic plants, that slowly turn into flowering grasslands. The natural look with the dominance of grasses blend perfectly with the modern architecture of the house. The intention was to create a contrast between the vertical position of the grassland and the horizontal area of the ground-planted vegetation. It fully replaces the lawn, but requires a minimum of maintenance after full connection (compared to the intensively mowed lawn). This creates an additional nook for seating and the possibility of bird watching under the solitaire tree crown. Larger lawns for recreation are located below the slope, at the bottom of the garden.
As part of the staging process, clients are offered the option of removing the existing pool and increasing the grassland and perennial beds. The design also offers the option of transforming a chemically treated pool to a natural bio-pool using plant cleansing functions in the regeneration zone.