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Best in Category

Home Portfolio This garden won Best in Category in the 2022 APL national awards, beutifully built by Bowood Landscapes and designed by Caroline E. Butler Garden Design. This garden is doubly amazing because it was built and planted through the first lockdown, despite all the difficulties and challenges that that bought.    This contemporary garden features […]

Classic & Light

Home Portfolio This garden was given a new lease of life, with a generous terrace and secondary relaxed seating area in a sunny corner. Smart bull nosed steps and raised beds were added, as well as an elegant arching pergola abutting the bland garage wall, which will be cloaked in climbers over time. 

Family Garden

Home Portfolio The front of the house was softened with a wide border and generous paved entrance, as well as including a pretty curved path through borders to the separate annex. Evergreen planting provides structure through the winter, when the perennials are cut back.   A corner of the back garden was designated as the entertainment […]

Countryside Haven

Home Portfolio A beautiful location needed a thoughtful design, so that it would not compete with the landscape. Wild flower turf was used on the entrance bank which is also lower maintenance and beneficial to insects.   The hard landscaping used a soft grey palette that tied in with the flint house walls. A path […]

Art Garden

Home Portfolio An Art Deco inspired garden, with strong geometric patterns in the porcelain paving that pick up on the owners love of all things ‘Mackintosh’. Corten steel screens sectioned off areas for sculptures on plinths and seats. High level trellis increased privacy in this overlooked town garden. A Pizza oven completed the garden as […]

Contemporary Family Garden

Home Portfolio A generous terrace of black basalt paving combined with dark grey Dutch pavers gives this garden a dramatic atmosphere. A contemporary pergola leads to a secluded seating area, surrounded by airy planting, with Amelanchier trees as focal points at either end. The design also included a discreet raised vegetable area, with greenhouse and […]

Cottage Character

Home Portfolio A pretty Victorian cottage in a woodland setting needed a design that was sympathetic to its surroundings. Oak sleepers were therefore chosen to retain land that sloped upwards from the house, forming raised terraced beds. This created a sheltered seating area and patio, with further paths leading through romantic planting with roses and […]

Chelsea Courtyard

Home Portfolio Measuring just six metres square, the small Chelsea courtyard offered room for seating on reclaimed York Stone, as well as incorporating some grave stones relics from St Lukes Church nearby!  Greater privacy was achieved by adding trellis to a complicated uneven wall structure, sometimes fixed along the top and sometimes fixed to independent […]

Mediterranean inspired

Home Portfolio A lovely relaxed garden with lots of colour and character! The design took inspiration from the many Mediterranean pots already present and capitalised on the south facing aspect. Sweeping paths and borders distracted from the boundary fences, which were also planted with an array of energising plants. The new pond became a much […]

Country Life

Home Portfolio 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 […]