The River Garden is a modern courtyard garden in a dramatic setting. The client’s brief was to make the most of their location next to a small river. The geometric design, with an emphasis on the horizontal, maximises the width of the garden and helps to frame the view. The lower terrace is reminiscent of a jetty, cantilevered over the water and wrapping around the tree. The curved seating allows for a late afternoon spot to sit and watch the world - and the local wildlife drift by. Winner of the SGD Awards 2014 Pocket Garden Award.