RHS qualified in Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance. Have worked in private gardens for over ten years providing all garden services including:
establishment of new beds and borders
Having worked as a graphic designer for over 30 years and having a passion for gardening it was quite natural to extend my design skills to garden design and planning. I can offer a garden design service working with you from initial sketches through to final planting to transform your new garden space or to change your existing garden.
Please see below some examples on gardens that have been developed or improved.
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This old tired garden had only a couple of shrubs in it, a broken shed and fallen fences. The brief was to create a lush, fully planted haven with a seating/dining area. The garden is very shady, small and shallow so to take your eye away from the back fence I designed the garden on the diagonal with a path through an arch leading to a hammock area. I used lots of shade loving plants and kept the colours simple with purple, blue and white planting to create a calm, peaceful theme. The lighting at night sets off the plants and makes it truly magical.
This garden was in a new build and had no planting at all. Just a straight path down the left side to a shed and a rectangular lawn. It was very overlooked by the neighbours opposite so I wanted to create a more private garden. The owner also wanted it to be easy maintenance and to have entertaining areas. The pergola shielded the view from the opposite windows and in time will have climbing roses and clematis covering it. I planted evergreen shrubs and easy to care for plants with bulbs for the different seasons.
This garden had no areas to plant in except at the top of a raised area in front of the shed which was hidden by balustrading on both sides of the garden. I took away the railings to expose the beds and created raised beds on both sides of the garden and moved the path away from the fence. By placing architectural glass on the front of the back raised areas this made the planting look more dense, the garden bigger and created a lighter area of the garden. Lighting was also placed amongst the plants to create a lovely show in the evenings.
This garden just needed some new planting in existing beds which liked fairly shady conditions. All year colour was asked for and easy maintenance so plant choice reflected this.
The original garden for this client was long and shallow and had no beds, just a tired old lawn. My client wanted a contemporary, clean and easy to tend garden where she could entertain and relax. I designed it with a large semi circular lawn and sweeping curves for the beds which makes it look deeper and takes the eye away from the rectangular shape. I planted evergreen shrubs for all year colour and perennials for year round interest.