We are happy to work on projects of all sizes and styles.
Raised Bed Planting
White rendered raised beds planted with Buxus sempervirens and Festuca glauca 'Intense Blue'.
Modern Cottage Garden Style
Leading the eye down the garden with curvilinear beds planted with an emphasis on grasses and perennials.
Small Courtyard Garden
Raised beds for easy maintenance. Cream render contrasting with black fencing. Shade loving, architectural planting e.g. Fatsia japonica, Standard Bay and various Hydrangeas.
Colourful planting ideas for this riverside terrace.
Geranium 'Ballerina', Helianthemum 'Wisley White' and alpine planting soften this hollow wall.
Shady Town Garden
Circular patio and curved box hedge take attention away from the boundaries of this small garden.
Shady Town Garden
Rosa 'Bobby James' and Rosa 'Paul's Himalayan Musk' provide early summer colour in the mature pear tree.
The Abbey Ruin
We installed an 'Abbey Ruin' in this woodland garden , subtly lit at night. Petunias, geraniums and half-hardy fuchsias provide abundant summer colour.
The Steep Rockery
We built this rockery to make good use of this challenging steep slope.
Courtyard Fruit Trees
Espalier trained fruit trees make an attractive productive feature in this courtyard garden. Phyllostachys aurea provides vital screening in corner.
Regularly spaced Stipa gigantea provides structure for the perennial planting in this border, Echium pininana and Eremurus robustus give height and focus.
For most work we take on we produce a design drawing of some sort. This allows us to better develop ideas and communicate them to our clients and contractors. Typically this drawing would be a scale plan but may also include sketches, elevations and construction drawings as needed.
Elevation For Raised Beds, Bench And Screening
Scale Plan And Sketch Of Proposed Stream
Visualisation For Cafe Outdoor Space
Scale Outline Plan
Woodland Garden - Brockenhurst
The existing planting in this large garden in Brockenhurt had become overgrown and was contributing little colour and interest. After extensive clearance and renovation, we added new shade loving, low maintenance planting for year round interest.
We created a quiet sitting area for evening drinks and relaxation in the shade. Fragrant climbers such as Trachelospermum jasminoides are trained on the trellis and a light coloured sandstone paving reflects the light so the area is not too dark.
Front Garden Path
We built a curved, raised herb bed the semi circular main terrace , handy for the kitchen., and a serpentine shingle path winds through perennial planting.
The lawn required a lot of work on the drainage in this low lying area of Brockenhurst. The new planting was soon thriving however in this previously very waterlogged area.
New planting was designed to make the most of the renovatedd house frontage. We widened and rerouted the driveway for easy access and parking.
Renovation - Bournemouth
Our clients moved into a property that had a garden with some good planting but it was in need of renovation and redesign. We kept the best of the existing planting, added new planting to give a fresh look and redesigned the layout to keep the maintenance low. They also wanted a new patio, a rockery using some good stone already in the garden and a gravel garden with random stone path.
Rockery rebuilt with stone found on site.
Random stone path built with materials found on site.
Garden before our renovation
Town Garden - A Contemporary Take On Cottage Garden Style.
The clients, a professional couple from Lymington, were looking for a modern take on the cottage garden look. They were happy to work in the garden but didn't want it to be high maintenance. Design concious they were looking for a strong backbone of landscaping and planting that they could grow with and develop.
A circular bed and lawn with a curved path and box hedge created a much more interesting layout for this town garden than the usual narrow beds along the boundaries.
Forms and Colour
The startling white bark of the three Betula utilis provide an pleasing contrast with form and colour of the standard Olive and slate water feature.
Contemporary Coastal Style
Our clients had moved to a new stunning stunning new build property right on the sea front. The front garden could hardly be more exposed to the salt winds which were also channeled around the house into the rear garden. We used carefully selected planting to create shelter belts to filter the wind and allow us to create a garden in these most difficult of conditions. The garden takes inspiration from the natural planting along the shingle beach, the contemporary style of the house, and Derek Jarman's fantastic garden at Prospect Cottage.
Taking inspiration from the nearby beach we included Crambe maritima and Armeria maritima. The Agave americana were planted for contrast and the planting has survved the very difficult conditions well.
The Rear Garden
Although the house provided some shelter the rear garden was still subject to strong salt winds. Prostrate Rosemary, Rosa rugosa 'Alba' and Tamarisk were some of the key choices in this more formal layout.
Front Garden - Creating Curb Appeal
For this client in Milford-On-Sea our brief was to set off the facade of the house and create curb appeal whilst keeping it low maintenance. Salt winds were a problem as was the shade cast by some mature neighbouring trees. The existing lawn was struggling in these conditions so we replaced it with a gravel path with inset sleepers, soft trailing flowers and shrubs to give some country charm and a circular patio as a focal point.
Circular Patio Focal Point
Cistus x purpureus 'Alan Fradd', Perovskia 'Blue Spire' and the bonsai like Pinus mugo.
Coastal Garden - Dealing With The Salt Winds In Style.
Our clients, a professional couple, had moved into a cliff top property in Milford-on-Sea and inherited a garden with a lot of hard landscaping and little else. They were keen to add interesting planting and a design which reflected the contemporary design of the alterations they were making to the house. They were keen to recycle as much of the existing hard materials as possible and the planting needed to be low maintenance.
Architectural Coastal Planting
Chamaerops humilis and Arundo donax contribute interesting architectural forms to this contemporary garden.
Repetition of Colour
The similar colours of the slate paving and the basalt gravel provide cohesion. Creeping thyme was planted in the basalt and will soften the effect over time.
Soft Forms In Hard Landscaping
Rocks poke out from waves of Santolina and sprays of Euphorbia characias.