Back garden

Holiday cottages, Cornwall

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A spacious plot with one home is being developed into two high end cottages.  Our brief was to make the most of the budget to create elegant seaside gardens affording views over the new houses to the sea beyond.  There is provision for games rooms/hot tubs at the top of the site and also [...]

Small private garden, Bradford on Avon

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This is a garden overlooked on all sides and our brief was to create a secluded, private space.  Three small trees are included at the end of the garden to give screening and a steel pergola allows fragrant roses and wisteria to grow over the garden, giving dappled shade and privacy. There are three [...]

Town house garden, Bath

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Following the renovation of a beautiful town house in the historic Great Pulteney Street in Bath, my clients were seeking to create a garden which would suit their new home.  The design is simple and echoes Georgian design principles in its symmetry and use of traditional materials. Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer' trees will give a degree [...]

Steeply sloping garden, Bath

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My client is building a new home in Priston, near Bath and would like a garden to complement the rural setting.  It must include dining seating for 10, an outdoor living room with fireplace, an outdoor kitchen, a vegetable garden, rich planting and views over the new house across the valley. The garden must also [...]

Woodland family garden, Cheam

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This garden creates the transition between a modern house and a recently purchased wild wood.  Near the house paving is linear and formal, arranged in a way which allows for future extension of the house.  There is then a cosy seating area for a BBQ near the house and some storage for a few garden [...]

Fernside Road, London

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A small garden which needs to work hard: space for children to play, space for a BBQ, space to eat outside and a gorgeous view.  The solution was to turn the design to an angle, creating two triangular borders.  Feature lighting on the rear wall creates a point of interest as well as giving a [...]

Balham Park Road, London

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My clients in Balham were extending their house and also had a new baby.  The garden was previously filled with brick paving and overlooked, a common London problem.  The design needed to create a lush, tranquil space to be enjoyed largely in the evening, which would balance the new extension.  Opposite a large window a [...]

Honeybrook Road, London

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A small and shady garden in London needed to provide space to play, store toys and grow cottage garden style plants.  An existing shed needed to stay but be integrated into the space and an existing patio needed to stay but have a new step to link it to the lawn. We used softwood horizontal [...]

Trinity Road, London

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A garden for a lively family - the property has an existing shed which could become a garden office, and three gorgeous cherry trees. A trampoline for the kids has been sunken in the garden and the spoil from the hole used to create a safety bank stopping the children from bouncing into the shed [...]

Dinas Powys, Wales

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My clients live in a family home with a large, well stocked garden.  Between the house and garden was an expanse of block paving which was being built into to extend the kitchen, changing the views from the house and also giving an opportunity to update the paving.  My brief was to create a low [...]

King’s Road, Kingston

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The garden was neglected and overgrown, with a build up of soil around the edges.  My clients were using the centre of the garden as a seating area as the plants had overtaken the rest of the space.  The side return was a generous size and filled with York stone paving which had sunk.  We [...]

Robertson Street, London

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A small, overlooked patch of Clapham had the potential to become a chic entertaining space.  The garden already had slate tiles which we wanted to keep, and the rest was a brick box with slate chippings - not ideal for a new baby to play on.  We built raised beds to contain interesting, textural plants [...]

Sydney Buildings, Bath

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A gorgeous Georgian townhouse backs onto the Kennett & Avon canal and is being extended.  My brief was to create an elegant town garden in which to enjoy the canal, whilst still having a degree of privacy.   A sunken seating area (flush with the internal level of the house) gives space for a coffee in [...]

Gosberton Road, London

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My clients have a small child and entertain at home most weekends.  The garden needed to be child friendly, low maintenance and to look great - as well as provide space for 8 people to eat and to cook outside.  We built an outdoor kitchen using a Firemagic countertop grill for convenience and a [...]

Burnbury Road, London

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A small garden in Clapham needed a lift: the raised beds were in good condition but the planting in them a little tired.  My brief was to create a lush, tropical feel which I did with Allium hollandicum 'Purple sensation,' Carex oshimensis 'Evergold,' Crocosmia 'Lucifer,' Dryopteris erythrosora, Hemerocallis 'Sammy Russell,' Liriope muscari, Passiflora caerulea, Salvia [...]