'The Orb' by Earth Designs

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This design uses a recurring motif of sinuous curves and spheres to create a fluid space in which all the elements – flooring, planting, seating – are linked by this common theme.

A 2.4m diameter Indian sandstone circular patio located in the top right corner of the space forms the main dining/seating area. From this area a series of curved pathways, all constructed from hoggin (self-binding aggregate) edged with Indian sandstone setts, emanate like tendrils around the space. One pathway arcs towards the garden gate, broadening as it does so, while another snakes down the centre of the space to join a second, smaller sandstone patio directly outside the left hand patio doors. A third path sweeps down the right side of the garden, spiralling past the right hand patio doors to terminate in an eye-catching stainless steel sphere water feature.

The last path will encircle the main focal point of the garden: a magnificent, visually arresting rotating orb mini-office/lounger. This structure has a sculptural timber framework, and is finished in stainless steel and chrome. The interior contains a table and soft seating. The table retracts, allowing the space to be laid out as a single day bed arrangement as required.

An external weatherproof canopy provides additional shelter encloses the open entrance from the elements.

Sandstone globes and stainless steel spheres are scattered throughout the planting beds continue the spherical theme.

The planting scheme also echoes the curved theme, featuring architectural box balls and tall sensual Allium. A mixture of swaying grasses and prairie flowers provide an evergreen backdrop and seasonal colour.


To see more of this garden please visit our portfolio on www.earthdesigns.co.uk

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'The Orb' by Earth Designs

  1. 1. 2008© all rights reserved
  2. 2. 2007-2008 © all rights reserved What is Earth Designs? Earth Designs was formed in 2003. Our aim is to provide our clients with a garden space that reflects their lifestyle and personality, making our work stylish and innovative without being intimidating. From our no-nonsense, ‘down to earth’ consultations to our after-care packages, we offer a total, ‘concept to creation’ service to our clients. We have compiled this garden design package based on the concept drawing discussed in your initial design consultation. This presentation, along with your visualisation and design, should hold all the information you need to give you a clear mental picture of how the garden will look. If you have any questions about the design or its implementation, please don’t hesitate to ask. For your piece of mind Earth Designs is a fully insured registered company. Should you wish to see our insurance certificates please let us know. For mutual protection, all work is completed under signed contracts.
  3. 3. 2007-2008 © all rights reserved Who are Earth Designs? Katrina is the Managing and Creative Director here at Earth Designs. It will be her you will have met at your initial consultation and she runs the design side of the company. As Operations Director, her husband Matt oversees the build side of the company. Should you commission an Earth Designs garden Matt will be your first point of contact for all build related questions. Wherever possible, all work is completed by our in-house team, including hard landscaping, structural design, and water features. Other services, such as tree surgery and electrical installation, are out-sourced to specially selected professionals
  4. 4. 2007-2008 © all rights reserved What’s been said about us? The design, the construction and project management of our new garden was carried out professionally and on schedule Liz and Linda, West Hampstead We are thrilled with our new garden and would highly recommend Earth Designs to anyone wishing for innovative ideas and a professional and friendly service. Kate Frayne, Chelsea They were completely trustworthy and always polite and considerate while in our home. The end result is fantastic and meets all our needs Michael and Dean, Hackney
  5. 5. 2007-2008 © all rights reserved What’s been said about us? The end result is that an overgrown wilderness has been transformed into an attractive and relaxing extension to our living space and we are delighted with the result. We only wish we'd done it sooner. Val and Les, Ilford, Essex I would commend them to any potential client as a friendly, efficient, and highly competent company, and thank them for all their hard work on my own garden Matthew, Stoke Newington We are very pleased with the work done by Earth Designs from the initial consultation and design phase through to implementation Joser and Dechlan
  6. 6. Garden Design Presentation
  7. 7. 2007-2008 © all rights reserved Your garden in words This design uses a recurring motif of sinuous curves and spheres to create a fluid space in which all the elements – flooring, planting, seating – are linked by this common theme. A 2.4m diameter Indian sandstone circular patio located in the top right corner of the space will form the main dining/seating area. From this area a series of curved pathways, all constructed from hoggin (self-binding aggregate) edged with Indian sandstone setts, will emanate like tendrils around the space. One pathway will arc towards the garden gate, broadening as it does so, while another will snake down the centre of the space to join a second, smaller sandstone patio directly outside the left hand patio doors. A third path will sweep down the right side of the garden, spiralling past the right hand patio doors to terminate in an eye-catching stainless steel sphere water feature. The last path will encircle the main focal point of the garden: a magnificent, visually arresting rotating orb mini-office/lounger. This structure has a sculptural timber framework, and is finished in stainless steel and chrome. The interior contains a table and soft
  8. 8. 2007-2008 © all rights reserved Your garden in words seating. The table retracts, allowing the space to be laid out as a single day bed arrangement as required. An external weatherproof canopy provides additional shelter encloses the open entrance from the elements. Sandstone globes and stainless steel spheres emerge scattered throughout the planting beds continue the spherical theme. The planting scheme also echoes the curved theme, featuring architectural box balls and tall sensual Allium. A mixture of swaying grasses and prairie flowers provide an evergreen backdrop and seasonal colour.
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  10. 10. 2007-2008 © all rights reserved Your garden in plants Latin Common Agapanthus Headbourne Hybrids African Lily Allium hollandicum Purple Sensation Allium Buxus sempervirens Common Box Ball Clematis armandii Snowdrift Clematis (Group 1) Clematis macropetala Wesselton Clematis (Group 1) Deschampsia cespitosa Tufted Hair-grass Echinops bannaticus Blue Globe Globe Thistle Iris pallida Argenteovariegata Great Purple Flag Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea Strahlenquelle Purple Moor-Grass Monarda Schneewittchen (syn. Snow Maiden) Bergamot Solanum crispum Glasnevin Chilean Potato Tree Solanum laxum Album Potato Vine Stipa gigantea Golden Oats Trachelospermum jasminoides Star Jasmine Verbena bonariensis Verbena
  11. 11. To help protect y our priv acy , PowerPoint prev ented this external picture from being automatically downloaded. To download and display this picture, click Options in the Message Bar, and then click Enable external content. 2007-2008 © all rights reserved Your garden in lights Three opaque perspex sphere lights (various sizes) will nestle within the planting beds to provide a nigh-time focal point to the space A series of low voltage spotlights installed throughout the planting beds will caste a gentle ambient glow across the space while serving to highlight individual specimen plants Two twin-headed adjustable spotlights on 90cm high spike post will be installed around the main sandstone patio to provide ample illumination for night-time dining and entertainind
  12. 12. 2007-2008 © all rights reserved Your garden in numbers
  13. 13. 2007-2008 © all rights reserved Your garden in numbers
  14. 14. 2007-2008 © all rights reserved Your garden in numbers
  15. 15. The Garden Studio 64 Buxton Road London E17 7EJ T:020 8521 9040 M:07717 453401 info@earthdesigns.co.uk www.earthdesigns.co.uk VAT No: 933055538 2008 © all rights reserved

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