Client: Mrs H.D
Landscaping Brief: The clients had a vast space of land but it lacked the colour and warmth. The design scope was to use elements of a traditional English garden to add interest and vibrancy.
Project Summary: The brief was to create a stunning English country garden redesign that could make the most of the vast amounts of space, creating areas that were designed to be meandered through on a warm day, but easy to maintain in the cooler months.
We started our redesign by looking at the flowers and shrubs that would make up the bulk of the redesign. Carefully chosen planting injects colour, texture and scents into the outdoor space so it was key that the design incorporated as many scents and types of plant as possible.
We used many varieties of ornamental grasses for a natural feel and the main planting colour theme is was purple, with perennial wall flowers all along the circular sides of the garden used to create a very full effect.
A trellis was added in the mid point of the garden to terrace and divide the spaces into more intimate areas.
Towards the front of the house, anew sandstone path with specially designed planters opens up the walkway into the garden and provides a lovely vantage point to enjoy the scenery.
The result is the garden looks full and interesting, whilst the main areas for maintenance are the shrubs and plants along the borders, a deceptively simple redesign.
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.
Client: Mr J.T,
Location: Wooburn Green
Landscaping Brief: The objective was to re-design the large rear garden creating a more modern feel and refreshing the look and feel of the garden space.
The client wanted a striking garden, despite having a very modern, one dimensional space to work with. For the project we decided to use this space as an advantage, and the project used elements from Japanese landscaping to give a minimalist look.
However, it was important that we added height and ‘the wow factor’ without risking overcrowding. The initial solution was based around the reclaimed look black pergola. The deep colour was perfect as a contrast against another feature that added brightness – the polar white marble aggregate and Cotswold chipping stones. These crisp cream angular stone bringing needed brightness to the garden with a buff texture.
We completed the pergola’s placing with narrow bamboo canes which were placed to add a visual break against the stones, whilst boxwood shrubs and acer maples created interest and added low maintenance nature to this clean and crisp garden. Limestone paving leads the way to the end of the garden, which leads naturally from the new decking from the main entrance to the garden. The mix of gravel with boulders of varying sizes add interest in large areas and provide a stunning overall effect.