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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Town Garden

Home Portfolio The main challenge of the site was that it contained four man holes through the length of the garden and unattractive boundary walls and fences, as well as being overlooked by neighbours.  Various levels were created using contrasting materials and the drains were concealed in the design, in borders, paving and with generous […]

Country House Terraces

Home Portfolio 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 […]