Our clients, Michael and Lorna, wanted to renovate the rear garden of their handsome Edwardian house, The garden has a very attractive old stone wall, which was obscured by mature shrubs, some of which were very overgrown. They did not want a lot of new hard-landscaping or specific areas in which to sit, or eat, but they wanted the garden to look fresh and be easy to maintain. They had tried growing fruit and vegetables, and wanted to improve this aspect of their garden.
Our solution was to introduce some structure into the garden with a strong path on one side, and create new beds for sun-loving plants around the conservatory and along the new path. We also created new raised vegetable beds. We identified over 70 mature shrubs deciding whether to retain or relocate them, and designing new underplanting.
Key features: Hoggin path with bespoke rose arches; raised vegetable beds; new borders-for sun loving plants; new shade planting amongst mature shrubs; old stone wall revealed
Key planting: Mature shrubs re-used and and successfully re-located; new sun-loving shrubs and plants – lavenders, hebes, roses, clematis, monardas, geranium varieties, verbena bonariensis; sedums; new-shade planting including acer, euphorbia, ferns, tiarella, epemediums.
Planting over arch