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Wildlife Friendly Garden

Coastal Garden

Coastal Garden

A Coastal Garden in Swanage ANALYSIS AND THE BRIEF High above the bay, sits a new, superbly designed contemporary house with views of the sea from all the upstairs living areas; a sloping garden lies on the inland side of the building.  The owners want a beautiful garden to look at, which is easy to look Read More

Small Town Garden

Semi-detached Town House

Sloping Town Garden, approximately  20m x 11m Analysis  and Problems Little usable, level space and no entertaining/dining area.  One retaining wall situated too close to the back door, making the space feel pinched and unwelcoming, with narrow concrete steps leading to a slippery grass slope.  Few plants of any note apart from a very beautiful, Read More

Country Cottage garden

Country Cottage

Long, Narrow Country Garden Built when Cavaliers and Roundheads were rampaging the countryside, this pretty, thatched cottage with its long stretch of garden, could tell many a fascinating tale! Analysis and Problems Partially, over-looked by the neighbouring property, the garden is narrow, over 30 metres long and very typical of its time, but with high Read More

Prize Winning Small Town Garden

NEW HOUSE AND GARDEN Step from your lovely new home into a secluded, peaceful oasis of plants and dappled sunlight, the perfect place to enjoy a freshly ground coffee with the Sunday papers, maybe a lazy lunch or a candle-lit supper with friends. We were far from this idyll, with a few concrete slabs making Read More

Large Country House Garden

This has been a favourite garden of mine for many years now and all the early planning and re-designing has proved a great success.  Within the two acres of garden the woodland area is allowed to look after itself and the violets, snowdrops, wood anemones and bluebells love it! The lawns provide a lush, green Read More

Wildlife Friendly Garden

Badgers and Deer Garden

This garden comes into its own in spring; although we have greatly extended the flowering period and there is interest all through the year, in spring it looks amazing! There are snowdrops everywhere and the hellebores, one of my favourites, are gorgeous.  Dark ones and pales ones – pinks, purples, creams and yellows – some with freckled Read More