A beautiful woodland garden
My clients work from home and wanted a beautiful English garden space surrounded by flowers that they could take a break in at different times of the day and enjoy from their conservatory on less sunny days. Their garden is split in two with a shaded area at the very back and a more sunny area by the house. The existing garden had a wall immediately outside the back door with limited space to put a large table and chairs and a very dark corner which was unusable.
They like informal and loved the idea of curved lines and a relaxed planting style that would work well in the mix of shaded and sunny areas. My clients are quite quirky with a designer water butt and a flagpole in their garden. They like colour and wanted a scheme that included reds, purples, pinks and whites. Many of their existing plants had been given to them by their parents and naturally held special memories so they were keen to incorporate these into the new garden scheme. Listening to the birdsong is one of the ways my clients relax and they were keen to make the garden friendly to all wildlife, including the ground dwelling leaf cutter bees already in residence buzzing around. As well as the rear garden, the design brief included a new front garden with a hard brick paved area for two cars and a path that led from the front to the rear.
A garden for relaxing and entertaining
I’m an advocate of gardens designed to promote wellbeing. This garden is so easy to step out into and to find a lovely place to sit whatever the time of day. My clients love to entertain all ages and the new garden perfectly accommodates swing ball, children running along the little pathways and people sitting around drinking and eating al fresco.