We were approached by our client at the start of 2018 to discuss ideas regarding re-designing their rear garden. The garden was compact and consisted of a large patio, whilst also incorporating a garage with tall panel fencing topped with trellis. After our initial meeting the client opted to use our Gold plant scheme design service. We were informed that several attempts had been made over the years to add interest and colour to the garden using different shrubs and climbers but with limited success. One of the issues were that the plants chosen would soon outgrow the space and become dominant.
Through the design process we recommended to the client that it was our belief that the patio was out of proportion to the size of the garden and divided up the garden making it feel even smaller.Our solution to this was to create planting pockets in the paving to "soften" the hard standing. The paving we removed was used to create a new seating area at the bottom of the garden so ensuring the same materials were used, to again link the space together.
The clients preference was to use pastel colours such as blue, purple and pink while having a Mediterranean influence. Finally, by having the lawn angled across the space meant your eye was drawn to the furthest point of the garden where the new seating area was now located. This design allowed us to create two new borders, one in full sun and the other in full shade. The project was completed on time and on budget.
- Services:Plant Scheme Design,
- Plants: Rosmarinus corsicus 'Prostratus', Thymus vulgaris, Santolina chamaecyparissus, Nepeta Walkers Low, Lavandula hidcote, Marjoram, Lithodora diffusa Heavenly Blue, Trachelospermum jasminoides, Ceanothus, Yankee Point, Perovskia Blue Spire, Convolvulus cneorum, Caryopteris Heavenly Blue, Verbena bonariensis, Hibiscus Oiseau Bleu, Trachycarpus fortunei, Fatsia japonica, Nandina domestica, Garrya elliptica, Camellia Desire, Hydrangea Petiolaris, Liriope muscari, Sarcococca confusa
- Location: Fairway
- Date: July 2018