Eco Garden and Home

As this home has high Ecological credentials the garden followed suit. British Portland stone was used for all terraces, extensive walls, steps’ and coping, resulting in shorter than average transportation distances. Plants were sourced from local nurseries where the owners grow a high percentage of the plants themselves, rather than shipping them from Holland or…

Linking Architecture and Garden

New contemporary architecture needed a sleek minimal outside space to complement its’ design. Large format grey slate paving suited the huge window frames, whilst Siberian Larch pathways directed the family to the many seating areas, all lifted by airy planting. Views were enhanced through the house and along the building to the countryside beyond

Generous curves

A design that combated a two metre height change, allowing a gentle stroll across the semi-circular lawn, up a curved flight of steps, through abundant Mediterranean style planting to a sunny seating area. Then on through existing mature Holly trees down a winding path through woodland planting to return to the lower level. We also…

Cottage Abundance

A plant enthusiasts’ garden, with little hard landscaping, this garden enjoys abundant planting in creative combinations, capturing atmosphere and hours of pleasure for the garden owner. A summer house acts as a focal point, its’ colour complimenting the plants around it.

Formative planting

Whilst training in Garden Design I was given the opportunity to manage the planting in this 2 acre garden, working to a budget to produce exuberant planting and colourful combinations, including a home produce area and cutting garden. I also learnt the importance of designing lawns with borders that can be cut easily!

Deer Garden

The client enjoyed wild deer walking through their open garden so plants that were ‘deer resistant’ needed to be researched and sourced. The resulting reduced pallet of plants were repeated in drifts adding privacy to the pool, as well as texture and colour to this challenging site. The deer sometimes have a nibble but most…