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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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!