Italianate elegance garden design
This Edwardian arts and crafts villa, now boasts an Italian
garden with clipped evergreens, classical statuary and formal
lawn. Twin box hedges contain billowing herbaceous planting
in soft blues and lilacs.
A formal rose garden
lavender hedge lines this walkway of red and white roses
which are punctuated with fastigiate yews.
Victorian town House
Parking problems solved whilst maintaining the essential
elements of a garden. Evergreen planting and a succession
of year round bulbs and perennials are packed into this
tiny space whilst retaining sufficient space for cars.
A seaside family garden
This tiny converted fisherman’s cottage is a step away from the beach and has a wash-house,
for laundry, and shower to clean off sandy feet.
A raised platform offers extra space to watch the sun drop over the horizon and provides storage below. There’s an enclosed
barbeque area and timber terrace for outside play.
The planting will withstand the westerly sea breeze but takes advantage of the warmth of the Gulf Stream.
This very private space is planted with sun loving plants
which echo the feel of hotter climes. The terrace is inlaid
with coloured pebble work.
The complete refurbishment of this, previously rather dull,
bungalow demanded a strong design statement from the garden.
By excavating into a steep bank the space now divides into
a series of purpose specific areas which have good access
from the house. By achieving a balance between lawn, hard-landscaping
and planting the result is an easily managed garden.
Urban family garden
This large Victorian property now boasts a garden which
works for the whole family. Bespoke screening keeps the
dog confined to the back garden whilst the front offers
plenty of parking for a family of five. Together with tough
planting there is an area at the front for basketball practice.
The private back garden has a small breakfast terrace which
leads, via steps, to a larger family sitting area. The planting
consists of evergreen shrubs, some with a Mediterranean
feel and a deep border of perennials, punctuated with three
smart fastigiate golden yews.
Revitalized Arts & Crafts
The rather dull rear of this house has been transformed into a contemporary living space and complemented with a hardwood terrace stretching the full width of the house. Broad elegant steps drop down to the lawn and modern parterre planted with white roses and Lavender. There are hardwood raised beds too, for seasonal vegetables and herbs, close to the kitchen area of the house.
The original summerhouse has been renovated and is the focus of a tiny fruit garden.
Rendered raised beds are stuffed full with pale grey evergreens, purpley, lilac perennials and masses of spring and summer bulbs, in the same hues.
New cottage garden
Created just four years ago, from open farmland this garden is almost a thousand feet above sea level. It is protected from the ravages of the weather by dry-stone walls. Dry-stone raised beds are the basis of a quite formal and geometric garden layout. These strong lines counter perfectly, the voluptuous country garden planting. In the winter, this strong frame work is complimented by clipped topiary to complete the year round interest.
Old water mill
An old french courtyard treatment, gives this garden a strong sense of maturity. Vertical plant supports for climbers bring intimacy to the space.
There are enclosed paved areas for sitting and a timber balcony to catch the evening sun.
The planting, from a palette of soft pastels, is quite loose and allows for the self seeding of fennel, Verbcascum, Verbena bonariensis and white foxgloves.
Pathways leading this way and that access a potager, a rose garden and an old fashioned English country garden.