Project: Coastal Garden for a Plantaholic!
Design Brief: To create a garden on a newly built-up plot for a client who really loves her plants. This blank canvas of a garden was stunningly situated and the brief was to maximise the far-reaching views to the sea and the surrounding country park and to create a garden in harmony with these borrowed landscapes.
Cozy little seating areas will nestle within the planting as it matures, providing a degree of privacy whilst enjoying those amazing vistas of sunrise and sunset.
Project: Family Garden, East Sussex
Design Brief: To transform an uninspiring patch of concrete and earth into an informal and cosy family garden in a village setting. It was important to cater for several young children and to encourage them into the garden to play and to nurture an interest in wildlife and growing food to eat.
The owner was inspired by the naturalistic planting of William Robinson at Gravetye Manor, and wanted a strong emphasis on foliage, with spring interest launching into summer with a bang. The planting also had to withstand the bumps and knocks of boisterous play!
A calm space to relax and entertain was also a key requirement.
Contractor: Frogheath Landscapes
... During & After!
Almost there... the planting is filling out nicely.
Project: Small town garden, East Sussex (in progress, more photographs to follow)
Design Brief: To transform a weedy, sloping and irregular back garden into an inviting, usable space, providing privacy from neighbours and feminine, soft planting with particular interest in winter/early spring; no lawn and low maintenance were key requirements.
We were also asked to provide greater kerb appeal and to soften the front of this new-build house.
Contractor: Donovan Landscapes
Project: 7 acre former nursery site, “blank canvas”, East Sussex
Design Brief: Working with the architect, to create a family garden with formal gardens, productive areas and wild natural areas and, in particular a natural swimming pond. To provide shelter from the elements on this windswept site and privacy from the road and neighbours and to use materials sympathetic to the rural Sussex context.
Project: Surrey country garden
Design Brief: To design a garden for a new-build Huf-Haus which was to replace an existing house in the centre of a very flat, exposed site.
The client wished to maintain the connection to the heathland landscape and views to the golf course beyond the garden, whilst creating privacy and protection from the busy road to the front of the property. They also wished for ample space to entertain.