Gallery of Designs
Current Project - Leicester house
This project, currently in the design phase, consists of a 19-year- old garden that requires a complete overhaul and update. The brief is for a modern, contemporary look, so we are planning porcelain pavers, with white rendered raised beds dividing the space into two halves.
The 3D garden design plan
Recent Project - Northants house
This project, recently completed, is a newbuild garden with problems of strong winds and impeded drainage. We installed raised beds with plants that tolerate wet conditions, a pergola on a gravelled section, and an arbour against the red brick wall, to provide interest. An extra curving bed was laid, with three obelisks up which to train sweetpeas. Stepping stones were placed on the lawn to reach the gravelled pergola section. Now we just need the plants to grow! It's amazing the difference plants make to a space, no matter how beautiful the hard landscaping is.
Current project - Montana garden revamp
One of our latest projects is being developed in Montana, USA - a beautiful, rugged landscape subject to great extremes of temperature. To this end, we're creating a microclimate, sheltered by windbreaking trees and shrubs that are also deer-resistant.
Work will start in Spring 2022, and architects are busy incorporating our plan into theirs.
Contemporary Rectangular Garden
This rectangular newbuild garden had only a lawn and a deck. The brief was to incorporate plants and paths, while maintaining a clean, slick contemporary look, and including place for football. We used porcelain plank-style paving and installed raised beds with plants suited to the soil and aspect, all requiring very low maintenance. A new deck was installed for dining. Other elements will be added, such as as laser-cut screens, and a pergola defining the eating area. The existing concrete patio was also relaid with porcelain pavers.
Voss House - Therapy Centre in Bozeman, Montana
This spectacular house, originally an inn, was renovated and transformed into a beautiful, serene environment for in-patient therapy. The existing garden was scruffy and desolate in parts, and needed a redesign to complement the beautiful house. A large paving circle was built for gatherings, with space left on the lawn for small tables and deck chairs. The beds were designed to curve around a walkway and hide different parts of the garden from site, to add an air of mystery and surprise.
Patio garden and walkway - Montana
This patio area in an old inn needed a revamp, and after an easy-access walkway was installed, a narrow bed all along it needed to be planted up. The areas needed plants that would provide year-round interest in mostly shaded areas.
Circular Motif Garden Revamp
This existing garden was outdated and tired, and the top corner was sinking. As the client loved circles, we designed a circular patio with space for her beautiful Buxus balls, and overlapping lawn circles.
Small Garden Design
This garden was designed for a new-build home with a west-facing aspect. The owners wanted a greenhouse, a plank-style pathway, a raised bed, place to house their many potted plants, a lawn for their pets, and flowers in shades of pink, purple and white. They also wanted a deck for their outdoor lounge suite, and another one close to the house for dining. We designed a circular lawn, with a flower bed that wrapped around it so that the views shifted as one moved around the path. We also provided trees against the sun, and for privacy, as the garden is very overlooked. The space is approximately 8m x 8m, so we had to fit a lot into it!
To see the movie of this design, please visit our YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/bW_F2yMHgqk
This garden, being redone from scratch, faces north and is overlooked on three sides. The owners want a hot tub, deck, new garden office and two seating areas, as well as a patch of lawn for the children. Our design includes pale porcelain tiles for that sleek look, and rendered white walls planted up with low-maintenance plants.
This ambitious new project concerns a bare field that has lain fallow for years, and is to be rebuilt into a beautiful natural garden complete with pond, stream and waterfall. It will have a hexagonal summerhouse and winding paths. We'll also be putting in a windbreak as the garden is exposed to strong winds. Below is the 3D image of how we imagine it to be once done.