Over the fence
The design of the garden is inspired from the childhood memory of peeking over the fence into the neighbouring garden and exploring whatever lies beyond the barrier. The 'fence' has been built using stained glass panels in irregular shapes much like old wooden boards. Planting is designed to mimic a bountiful woodland scene with tones of white and different extures of green creating a lush appearance. As the sun shines through the glass, the colours will reflect onto the light tones of planting and make the planting look as if it is multi-coloured. A concrete pathway of stepping stones leads up to a platform of concrete that can be used to sit on from both sides or can act as a step to climb over the glass fence panels. The concrete has been cast into a wooden frame to leave a wood grain on the surface giving the appearance of old planks that have fallen to the ground over time. The platform recreates the memory of speaking through the fence to your fellow neighbour. A great sense of intimacy combined with seperation.