Extreme slopes

Home Portfolio At the start of this large scale planting project, the scrub and weeds were cleared to reveal a 45 degree rocky slope! With a brief that included ‘dog friendly’ planting and tackling a south facing slope with thin soil, the planting palette was restricted! But we rose to the challenge, using a colourful […]

Minimal and fuss free

Home Portfolio A clean lined, fuss free design complemented the architecture and became a place to be enjoyed by family and friends. Restricted use of paving materials, contrasting pale porcelain tiles with dark traditional clay pavers, contrasting smooth with rough, resulted in a dynamic finish. Planting in repeating groups unified the space, as well as […]

Cottage Abundance

Home Portfolio 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

Home Portfolio 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!

Country colour

Home Portfolio A large twin border backed by a yew hedge was planted with a mixture of perennials and evergreens for year round interest, peaking in late summer. Further planting settled a studio into the garden, softening its’ new presence.

Teenage Wilderness Trust

Home Portfolio This is a wonderful local charity that supports young people who do not suit mainstream education, preferring a practical outdoors experience. At the charities base they needed an area for the students to grow their own organic food, learn new practical skills, foster social skills and develop self-esteem. The design has wooden raised […]

Making an Entrance

Home Portfolio With the addition of a garden room and office, the front needed re-designing, to include a circular driveway and generous steps directing people towards the house and garden. The paving has been laid in a traditional random pattern to tie in with the character of the original property. The planting included a soft […]

Deer Garden

Home Portfolio 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 […]

Eco Garden and Home

Home Portfolio 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 […]

Sanctuary in Town

Home Portfolio “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 […]