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…

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…