A recent client brief included the need to disguise a wall and a need for seating in shade. I designed a seating area with planting behind it and specified Yellow Balau hardwood for the seating planks.
Construction was a simple process for the landscaper, and cost effective for the client. Concrete blockwork was used for the formwork, render, beading then masonary paint and finally wooden slats were added. Raised beds were formed in the backrest to the seating, with membrane and top soil then added.
We have planted the shady area of the raised bed with ferns, and added tree ferns plus some grasses and palms in the sunnier part of the small space.
The client is already thinking about a custom made table for the area!