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 water feature and decorative walls. The client also wanted a deck near the patio doors and large areas of gravel.
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.
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 adults can socialise. They then wanted trees to act as a screen and soften the impact of the house from the roadside.
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 be visually appealing and inviting, all while still serving a practical purpose. To achieve this, we used a range of interesting planting that would be strategically placed around the drive.
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 garden.
This farmhouse courtyard was converted to compliment the two single-story Cheshire-brick farm buildings that were facing one another. The client requested a large courtyard garden with a drive down the side. This would help to dissect these buildings. There would also be a garden on the other side of the drive.
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. This will make the garden an ‘L’ shape. the client also desired a terrace connected to the bi-folds in the kitchen area. What’s more, the client wished to have an area for growing herbs, a path that would enable access through the garden and a terrace further down. This could provide an additional use for an access car, or potentially be used as a play area for the children.
Who says your driveway has to look plain? Our client wanted a large sweeping drive that encompasses the double garage opposite the house. The drive would be complemented with beautiful florals and greenery that add warmth. This would be a garden that is steeped in history and will be completed with a pathway that leads to the back of the property.
The plan for this garden was to create a bank at the very end and to have a big lawn that would be ideal for the children as they are fond of playing football. With different areas in need of access, pathways would be added that would also help screen off the canal footpath at the rear of the property.