Client: Mr T.J
Landscaping Brief: Redesign the front garden to create a modern space with lots of dimension that could still be used as a driveway.
Project Summary: The whole driveway area was completely broken out and removed from site and replaced with purbeck block paving in a Herringbone pattern. There were natural curvatures of the ground that meant the drive sloped gently upwards. The look of this was minimised by the strong geometry of the lines used in the borders and the crisp white against the mixed stone. The raised planting beds in white stone are striking whilst also being actually slender in size so as not to take away the space that makes this driveway functional. The raised height helps make an impact so the focus was on building waist height walls instead of encroaching on the drive space.
Within the planting beds, we used a mixture of stones and textures contrast with the existing paving. The use of taller bushes such as bay adds in interest without the maintenance of a hedge. The plants used included dashes of yellow wildflowers and lavender to give a natural finish against the modern colours and textures of the raised bed. Slat fencing allows privacy whilst still giving the driveway an open feel.