Grade 2 Listed Building

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 gazebo at the edge of an old croquet lawn. Plus, we had to rebuild an existing water feature and deal with an awkward slope and a hollow.

Planting 


Different areas of this garden were planted in different specific styles. The drive is box-edged, with a small palette of evergreen spirals that are spaced around the large drive with white roses and a white garden. We then created a parterre garden with lavender and cotton lavender. Finally, we added a big rock garden, waterside planting, herbaceous borders and a wildflower meadow.

Design 


The design had to be sensitive to the fact that the property is a Grade 2 listed building. An octagonal drive was formed, with an original central water feature and pond. Paths led to different areas, linking the garden. We then designed around an existing water feature with a range of planting. A circular garden with herbaceous beds with curved gravel paths was built. On the opposite side of the circle is a curving pleached hornbeam hedge, backed with a wildflower meadow with mown paths.

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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. 
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.

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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

Triangular Garden

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

Front Drive and Garden

For this project, we were working with a large family that owned multiple cars. As a result, the client approached us with the intention of building a drive in front of the house that would provide a parking space for each car. However, the client still wanted the drive to resemble a garden. It should

Family Garden

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Farmhouse Garden

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Contemporary Garden

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.

Contemporary Gravel Garden

This client sought a contemporary gravel garden that would stand out from the rest. However, despite wanting to create such a visually stunning space, the garden must be designed in a way that would be easy to maintain. This would mean limiting the number of plants and focusing more on contemporary pieces such as a

Farm Courtyard

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