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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Georgian Elegance

Home Portfolio 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 […]