Case Studies / A Large Town Garden for Plant Enthusiasts

  • The addition of new walls creates the need to rethink the original design.

    Before

  • Planting height and enclosure needed on  this important area of garden.

    Before

  • A west facing courtyard enjoying evening sun, asking for lush, textural planting.

    Before

  • This steeply sloping site is terraced using local stone.

    Before

  • Repeat planting of Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle' with her  pompoms of lime green flowers, turning white with age. Dickensonia's, Daphne's and the large leaved Paulownia tormosa on the upper terrace give the courtyard a lush, verdant character.

    Finished garden

  • Curving stone steps invite the visitor to explore further.

    Finished garden

  • A visually calming garden inbetween more colourful areas - this white garden incorporates a variety of shades of silver and green to compliment the pale blooms.

    Finished garden

  • Clipped box hedging and fastigiate yew form a strong visual division between house and garden.

    Finished garden

  • The wild garden, two seperate ponds are linked using a wooden bridge.  A bespoke oak pergola invites the visitor to explore further.

    Finished garden

  • The strong lines of a large pergola and repeat box planting, encourage the visitor to take a  tour of the garden.

    Finished garden

  • Spreading tree, Prunus 'Shirotae' (Mount Fuji) preparing to delight with blazing autumn colour amidst structural planting designed to give  shape and interest throughout winter months,

    Finished garden

  • A curved brick path winds under a bespoke oak pergola planted with roses and Clematis montata.

    Finished garden

About the property:

A property nestled back from a busy arterial road into a Lincolnshire town. The large sloping garden had been previously designed but the clients wished to ring some changes. Mature trees, water features and some stone clad retaining walls were in place

Client brief:
Decompartmentalise the garden, giving separate areas a sense of unity. True plant lovers who enjoy tinkering in the garden, they wanted this space to become a series of comfortable rooms, a garden full of interest.

Works:

Terrace the large sloping lawn into three distinct spaces. The top (rose) garden, the White Garden and the Wild Ponds Garden
Add chunky green oak pergolas and an iron arbour for climbing plants.

Create new paths and directions, allow more relaxed way of exploring the rooms, with the use of curving walkways and benches.

Open up the heavily planted space around the house to create simple uncluttered sunny terraces.

In small areas, encourage simple but bold planting combinations for a more serene effect.

Widen the surrounds of the ornamental fish pond to lend it more visual power.

Repeat plant to create rhythm within the separate gardens.