The client sought a patio that could serve similarly to a front porch... a space that would invite gathering and conversation.
Located under the canopy of two specimen oak trees, careful consideration was taken to minimize the impact of any landscaping, while creating a beautiful and usable space in the shade cast by these trees.
A dry-laid slate stone patio was built atop a base of crushed gravel and stone dust for stability while still allowing infiltration. To further fit the context of the site, a palette of dry-shade tolerant plants were chosen. Boulders help anchor the garden and give a sense of timelessness.