Eat and Shelter

Eat and Shelter

  • Complete: June 2016

  • Project Size: 42m2

  • Project Value: £35,000

This show garden encapsulates Michael McGarr’s signature design look, which combines stunning textural planting with usable living spaces for eating and dining. With a fire/ ice table and top-of-the-range Alfa wood-burning pizza oven, this is a garden designed with family gatherings on a warm summer evening in mind.

The contemporary planting combines grasses, tall flowering plants and edible planting for a very modern textured look. The corten steel pergola gives a sculptural shape to the garden, and clearly defines an eating and cooking area.

However, nature is never forgotten, even in a show garden design, and hedgehog passes were cut into the fencing, and bug hotels dotted around to ensure wildlife can thrive.