Our clients wanted a complete redesign of their small town garden in Oxfordshire, creating different areas of the garden, and making the most of the sunny area outside their conservatory. They had an existing stone terrace which they didn’t want to replace, but the raised beds surrounding it needed to be removed, and a design created to integrate the terrace with the rest of the garden. They also needed replacement fencing at the rear of the garden.
They had quite a number of roses and bulbs they wanted to keep, so part of the brief was to design planting around the existing plants.
Key features: Hoggin and gravel garden for sunny area; Metal arches to link terrace to rest of the garden
Key planting: Cistus, Anthemis ‘Lemon Ice’, Sysinrinchium, Lavender, Rosemary for the gravel beds; Clematis alpina ‘Ruby’ for the arches; Dahlias and bulbs for seasonal interest.
Dahlia ‘Bishop of Llanduff’
Anthemis tinctoria ‘Lemon Ice’