Client: Mrs H.D
Landscaping Brief: The clients had a vast space of land but it lacked the colour and warmth. The design scope was to use elements of a traditional English garden to add interest and vibrancy.
Project Summary: The brief was to create a stunning English country garden redesign that could make the most of the vast amounts of space, creating areas that were designed to be meandered through on a warm day, but easy to maintain in the cooler months.
We started our redesign by looking at the flowers and shrubs that would make up the bulk of the redesign. Carefully chosen planting injects colour, texture and scents into the outdoor space so it was key that the design incorporated as many scents and types of plant as possible.
We used many varieties of ornamental grasses for a natural feel and the main planting colour theme is was purple, with perennial wall flowers all along the circular sides of the garden used to create a very full effect.
A trellis was added in the mid point of the garden to terrace and divide the spaces into more intimate areas.
Towards the front of the house, anew sandstone path with specially designed planters opens up the walkway into the garden and provides a lovely vantage point to enjoy the scenery.
The result is the garden looks full and interesting, whilst the main areas for maintenance are the shrubs and plants along the borders, a deceptively simple redesign.
Client: Mr D.S
Landscaping Brief: The clients wanted a garden that could add to the greenhouse, with planters that everyone could enjoy. They wanted to keep the greenhouse in the far end of the garden, but wanted to create a traditional English Garden by using winding paths and lanes.
Project Summary: The client was seeking a garden redesign to create oasis of calm, a space for quiet reflection; somewhere to reminisce and seek inspiration and pleasure in the simple joys of nature. The design was started with a focus on the winding paths leading to different areas of the garden, which was to be functional. The large amount of space in this project was a great starting point, and it allowed us to focus on the core focal point – a dry stone wall to sit amongst the meandering paths, and similar dry stones set throughout the garden.
The choice of materials was kept to a minimum to keep the overall design simple and sophisticated.
To contrast with the modern simplicity of the hard landscaping, planting was chosen to be naturalistic, using mainly grasses for their texture and movement, with the colourful flowers of tall perennials used for contrast. The irregular paths have a purpose and lead to desired places within the garden and the timber walkway leads the way above the winding slabs that blends with the fauna.
Plantings were made to look spaced and striking now, but to bloom into even better shapes in the coming years.
A herb garden adds usability to the garden, and low level planters allow easy access and encourage planting and involvement by all in the garden. The project called for a redesign of the whole landscape and the spec required our designer to make rounded edges and borders, adding in raised brickwork timber decking as well as gravel, which all really compliment each other.