Contemporary Garden

Contemporary Garden

Even smaller gardens can get a stylish design with help from Taylor Barnes! This client came to us for a contemporary design, raised beds for depth, a water feature and bright colours to bring the garden to life. As you can see from the photos, we were certainly able to bring this idea to life!

Planting 


Starting with the side boundaries, we added photinias to keep the scheme vibrant. The hot shades of red and orange certainly do wonders to bring this garden to life. The raised beds carrying them were painted to allow these colours to pop even more so, creating a bright and welcoming space.

Design 


As the garden sloped away from the property, we created two levels to combat this and add depth. The cedar deck moves from the terrace doors to a bridge over a water rill, which is dissected in the middle of the courtyard. Within the raised bed walls were installed lights. For even more depth, the water feature was backed with a mirror.

See what some of our clients have to say about us!

From our very first contact to the moment our garden was finished we have been delighted with the work. We felt that they really wanted us to enjoy our garden and were excited by the project which gave us great confidence and belief. Our garden is now an extension of our living room and looks so much better than we could have ever anticipated.
I had engaged Taylor Barnes to design and build our garden at home in the UK. They took our brief, but rather than slavishly follow it, they emboldened and embellished it with their own ideas which complemented our initial thoughts. The result has been a fantastic garden that has given us 8 years of pleasure.
Having decided to create a special look to a farm courtyard I employed the services of Taylor Barnes. From the beginning the venture was exciting, and they were enthusiastic and creative. The design drawn was amazing and when it came to fruition I was more than pleased, it was every bit perfect.
After meeting with several garden designers we decided to choose Taylor Barnes because of their combination of design and building skills. Paul and his team were very pleasant to have around the house and were able to include last minute changes as the new garden evolved. We were so pleased with the outcome that we asked them to landscape our front garden last year as well. 

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Canal Side Garden

This garden project involved creating a space that would serve multiple purposes that benefit the family and the view behind the property.

Country Garden

Our client was looking to create a country-style garden that would compliment the pre-existing cottage. Behind the cottage lies two acres of land that would need to be developed to bring the home and garden together. This entire look would be achieved by bringing in a variety of natural materials, creating a homely, welcoming country-style

Farm Courtyard

We converted this farmhouse courtyard to compliment the two single-story Cheshire-brick farm buildings that were facing one another.

Farmhouse Garden

This garden sits at the heart of a large, Cheshire brick farmhouse. The client came to us for a garden that would serve many purposes. This includes a drive, as well as an area where the children can safely play. They also requested an open lawn, and a terrace area with a firepit where the

Family Garden

Despite the desire for a new garden, the client wanted to design around their beloved apple tree. The design would link their existing garden to a recently acquired bottom area.

Grade 2 Listed Building

This is a grade 2 listed property and building and large garden of some historical significance. The head of the arts and crafts movement designed and built this property in 1903. A large drive was requested, as well as a path to lead around the various garden areas, with an existing brick-built curving pergola and

Formal White Garden

Who says your driveway has to look plain with concrete? Our client wanted a large sweeping drive that encompasses the double garage opposite the house.

Triangular Garden

This client sought a lawn with beds and a path that led down the garden, towards a greenhouse and vegetable garden.