Colourful modern country garden
Summer bedding plants in containers.
18th Century Cottage, Whipsnade
A completely new garden, part of a Grade II listed thatched cottage renovation project. The brief… To produce a new layout over a two-thirds acre site, to include: entertainment area, access paths, country lawn, wildflower areas, specialist plants areas and a vegetable plot. This was a long-term project that could have been extremely costly but the budget had to be restricted.
To be wildlife friendly was a priority and areas were introduced including wild flowers and a wildlife pond to attract birds, insects, amphibians and hopefully a hedgehog or two. The style needed to be contemporary but with a nod to its English country cottage heritage and a diverse range of plants with drifts of colour.
The site had to be cleared, fully landscaped and a new native hedge-line planted. Fortunately many of the large established trees were retained, which helped to give shade and instant height to parts of the garden. Colour comes from the wildflower strips bordering the site and the more structured beds nearer to the house and outdoor seating areas.
This is an ongoing project that will develop over a number of seasons.
New Build Property, Great Horwood
This is an ongoing project with our design and planting plan finished. The customer will complete the project by employing local landscape contractors and by doing some of the work themselves . This is a great option. We are happy to work in whatever way suits best, purely as design consultants, planting specialists or by providing full landscaping service.
The owners of this property like the sun and there is nothing they like more than to sit on the patio soaking up the sun’s rays. However, privacy issues are common in new build property gardens and here they are resolved by careful tree selection and placement along with adding the pergola.
This garden also had a number of unsightly inspection chambers in the lawn that the owner wanted hidden from view, or at least disguised in some way.
Other requirements include a sitting area to enjoy the evening summer sun, space for a greenhouse, a compost bin, a reasonable lawn area plus a tranquil zen garden area.
The pictures below have been ordered to show the before aspect followed by a 3D view of how it will look once the work is complete.
Take a walk through the garden here, just for fun.
(Please note, plant images available on the 3D CAD application are not accurate to the planting plan so the end result will look far superior!)
1930s Cottage with Large Garden, Wheathampstead
This was a house renovation and garden project for a young, active family. Garden requirements included: Parking for multiple cars, children’s play area, entertainment areas and a vegetable garden with greenhouse, shed and utility area. The overall style of the garden was an English country garden theme including many old English herbaceous perennials.
Lovely Terraced House in Conservation Area, WGC
An original Garden City house in the central conservation area. This was already an interesting and well stocked garden. The challenge was to add a sympathetic extension whilst maintaining the quality planting and atmosphere of the original garden. The garden was adapted to flow seamlessly from the extension with a new central seating area and access to a garage at the rear.
Stylish Front Garden, Woburn
This delightful front garden has formal structure with colourful soft planting combining practicality and beauty. The client made very strong choices from a number of our design ideas with superb results.