Country Life

The brief was to give this large county garden a complete overhaul, to bring it in line with the newly refurbished traditional home. The scope included designing a smart raised bed vegetable garden, within picket style fencing to deter the rabbits. This area included a mini orchard, greenhouse and compost bins. A pale limestone was…

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 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…