Recent Projects

A modern family garden

The brief was to create an attractive garden for the family, combining sleek, contemporary materials with a loose, pretty planting style

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A lovely place to relax in the evening

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Modern family garden
Modern family garden

Showing the sleek hard landscaping

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modern family garden

Relaxed planting will fill out to soften the paving

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Modern garden
Modern garden

Lawn for sunbathing

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Modern garden
Modern garden

The western red cedar trellis gives an effective screen above the short wall

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Modern family garden
Modern family garden

Silver birch trees add height, structure and dappled shade as well as fabulous winter colour

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Modern garden
Modern garden

Low maintenance lavender form a low hedge to divide the areas

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Modern garden
Modern garden

Shady planting

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Modern family garden
Modern family garden

A wide path leads to the bottom of the garden past a feature Acer

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Creating a family garden from an overgrown site

 

The brief from the client was to remove all the existing planting and create a flat, family friendly garden, which could be used for football, growing vegetables, relaxing and entertaining whilst maintaining privacy from the roads behind. 

 

The initial phase of the build (hard landscaping and autumn/winter interest planting) was finished at the end of October 2015. The remaining planting was finished by Easter 2016.

It is now looking established and colourful and continues to evolve each season

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Garden Design in Sussex

The new level lawn and low retaining wall make the garden seem much larger

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Beach style planting
Beach style planting

Phormium, Cordyline and Cistus used to give a coastal feel to the planting

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Woodland corner with Silver birch, cornus and Nandina

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Increased privacy provided by contemporary hazel hurdle fencing

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The colourful stems of Cornus 'Midwinter Fire' contrast well with the white trunk of Betula utilis

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New family garden in Sussex

View from the terrace to the beach

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Previously the small patio was in the shade so did not inspire the family to eat outside. Now they have a huge space for entertaining

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A level lawn was created by building a low, curved lawn which creates a large level area for games and a lovely feature for interest in the garden

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Amelanchier, Camellia and Daphne just planted

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A Low-Maintenance Front Garden

 

The brief from the clients was to remove the old, tired plants around the perimeter of the drive and replace with colourful cottage style planting whilst increasing the turning circle for cars

The front garden 5 months after planting

The front garden BEFORE work began

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sunny planting under a cherry tree

Lavender, Thyme, Erigeron and sage mingle along the edges of the bed

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Increased turning circle
Increased turning circle

The overgrown planting was removed and replaced with pockets of low maintenance sun-loving plants such as hebe, allium and erigeron

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Sun-loving gravel planting
Sun-loving gravel planting

Erigeron, Allium and Hebe provide low maintenance colour throughout the year

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By the front door
By the front door

Several overgrown conifers were removed and replaced with Roses, Hebe, Geranium and Phlox to create a more colourful welcome by the door

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low maintenance drive

The existing planting was replaced with Alchemilla and Geranium planted through gravel to increase the turning circle for cars

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Sunny planting
Sunny planting

The herbs under the cherry work well with the gravel

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The drive before
The drive before

The original border was overgrown and didn't allow enough turning room for cars

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By the front door BEFORE
By the front door BEFORE

The overgrown conifers were not providing an inspiring welcome to the house

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A blank space
A blank space

After the weeds had been removed the large expanse in front of the Laurel hedge needed to be improved

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Making the most of a sloping garden

The clients had a new extension and wanted to make the most of the area outside the room and maximise the views out across the fields

Terraces for a sloping garden
Terraces for a sloping garden

patio areas for dining and relaxing which would make the most of the slopes

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Terraces for a sloping garden
Terraces for a sloping garden

Stepping down into the garden allows great views from inside

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A modern family garden to make the most of the sloping site for entertaining

The garden had lots of sloping areas and banks with a small narrow seating area along the length of the house.

The clients wanted to increase the size of the terrace to allow for sitting in the sun and entertaining and to introduce a curved, organic shape with a simple, stylish water feature

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A wildlife pond

The brief was to create a new pond with cascades between different levels to replace the old, overgrown pond

The pond was planted with attractive, deer resistant planting for all year round interest

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wildlife pond with cascade

Planting to attract the insects

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wildlife pond with cascade

Just after planting

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Wildlife pond with cascade

The cascades from top and middle pool

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Wildlife pond

Cascades from top and middle pool into wildlife friendly pond

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Wildlife pond

After initial planting

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wildlfie pond

Cascade into the lower pool

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wildlife pond and cascade

Planting after one year

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wildlife pond

Planting after 1 month

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