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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A safe haven

Home Portfolio 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 […]

Making an entrance

Home Portfolio Linking the drive to the front door with a generous dark slate path and front door step, surrounded by subtle planting in shades of greys, purple and white. The twin raised beds were painted to match the front door to tie everything together and create a strong, unified entrance. Ordered lines and ribbons […]

Bespoke Pergola

Home Portfolio A bold bespoke contemporary pergola was designed and sited in the sunniest corner over a patio, and strung with cables to support three varieties of wisteria. Existing Acers inspired an oriental flavour at the side of the cottage, were further contemporary arches were linked to support climbers.   Privacy was improved with pleached […]

Oriental Influence

Home Portfolio The owner of this newly refurbished home needed a calm place to ‘chill’ in the garden, as well as room for children to play. The back of the house is divided by two dark minimal ‘pergolas’ and oriental inspired screens. They create three separate areas overlooked by three rooms, but are all linked […]

Linking Architecture and Garden

Home Portfolio New contemporary architecture needed a sleek minimal outside space to complement its’ design. Large format grey slate paving suited the huge window frames, whilst Siberian Larch pathways directed the family to the many seating areas, all lifted by airy planting. Views were enhanced through the house and along the building to the countryside […]