Sanctuary in Town

Completed in three phases over three years, the gardens development started by bringing structure to a garden. The lawn and borders were shaped and log cabin and green house found locations that didn’t dominate. Failing plants and trees were selectively pruned or removed, ill positioned plants were relocated. New planting reduced the dominance of the…

Cottage Character

This design fits a lot of features into a small triangular sloping plot, without it looking cluttered. The levels were gently terraced; a small courtyard area at the top, a patio for entertaining, a circular lawn and a utility area at the lowest level. A restrained pallet of plants and colours unified the space creating…

Georgian Elegance

As the house sits lower than the rest of the plot, the surrounding terrace needed efficient drainage. Generous borders allowed abundant planting with interest throughout the year and herbs for a keen cook near the kitchen! The front windows overlook a formal gravel parterre with lavender and box topiary, incorporating the original York Stone path…

Country House Terraces

A large garden set over three levels with brick and flint retaining walls that reflected the local vernacular. Located next to a period barn and buildings, this garden needed to sit comfortably within the setting. The planting had a country house feel that was generous and classic. A smaller secluded courtyard with broad steps lead…

A safe haven

This family garden compliments the new family home with areas for play, growing vegetables, entertaining, lawn and parking, as well as some attractive planting for the adults to enjoy! Elegant steps run along contemporary folding doors giving unbroken access to the garden and view. A linear pattern is being used to add interest to the…

Small London courtyard

Used infrequently, this London pad needed to be very low maintenance and make the most of the small size (just 7m x 7m). Existing level changes had to be incorporated into the design as removing waste was not an option. Overhung by London plane trees, the planting was shade loving, verdant and minimal, leaving room…

Making an entrance

Linking the drive to the front door with a generous dark slate path and front door step, surrounded by subtle planting in shades of greys, purple and white. The twin raised beds were painted to match the front door to tie everything together and create a strong, unified entrance. Ordered lines and ribbons of planting…

Order from Chaos

Pond life was relocated from a derelict rockery pond to a sleek linear pond (via a wheely bin!) and paths were made from copper slate. The driveway was directed to a new dropped curb, with the turning area becoming an integral feature of the design. The low and airy planting was required to keep the…

Oriental Influence

The owner of this newly refurbished home needed a calm place to ‘chill’ in the garden, as well as room for children to play. The back of the house is divided by two dark minimal ‘pergolas’ and oriental inspired screens. They create three separate areas overlooked by three rooms, but are all linked by a…

A Smart Entrance

Previously a subsiding tarmac driveway with little planting, the aim was to bring some ‘garden’ into the driveway and create a clean, smart and welcoming entrance. The Arts and Crafts House was complimented with granite set curves to soften the houses’ strong lines. Topiary balls, clipped trees and shade loving planting suited the North facing…