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Newbury Shallow Garden

Newbury has some of the lovely gardens near the M4. The first job of the Designer is to take the measurements of the perimeter of the garden including its levels and its aspect. There are an enormous variety of plants that can be planted in every aspect and type of soil.  

Here is quite a shallow garden with heavy shrubbery along the rear fence. By positioning Venetian slatted trellis panels just in front with an opening between suggests the vision of “there’s something more to come” The perfect place to fit the compost.

Stepping-stones work well here, as they don’t cut the garden in two; a solid pathway would do just that. The big thing here is the plantings intermingle so each plant and colour flow into the next.

Salvia, Agapanthus, Verbena, Vinca minor with the Dwarf White Lupinus brings an ideal visionary pathway to the large White round bowl Water Feature.

If one wants to bring a change from basic turf, ground creeping plans such as Irish Moss or creeping thyme will continue the soft sweeping image of the garden. 

Aylesbury Natural Garden Design

The garden for one of our clients in Aylesbury is rather small and surrounded by fencing and old stone walling. Due to its position it enjoys both sunny and shady areas. As a designer, we know that a garden needs to be one of beauty but also has to be practical.

Our vision was to design a garden to embrace the old walling plus a seating area, which was a must for the client. Water is a natural part of our countryside and is an element we often use in both modern and classic designs. 

As shown here the planting with few colours enables a person to be invited down the garden instead of all mixed colours that stop the eye at every step. The narrow Rill with water flowing from a low water feature provided an ideal spot to set a small seating area.

Grasses are ideal when planted near seating as they produce a quiet whisper by them swaying in the breeze.

The carefully chosen perennials provide ongoing interest throughout the seasons and with their different leaf structure, they still bring interest when the flowers are finished.

Modern Garden Design Rugby, Warwickshire

This current project is creating a garden for a professional client to suit their wide range of interests. From the customer’s comments, the design meets the brief and beyond.

The creation is now completed and meets their desires to provide calm, relaxing areas with a provision of two garden water features near the house and red focal points throughout the site.

The garden is over an acre in size, so the design is to entice its visitor towards the entertaining area beyond the close quarters of the house. The emphasis is for this section to provide a children’s tree house and somewhere for the adults to sit and chat.
Natural calibrated stone is being used for the house section with a cascade water feature within the patio steps plus a rectangular feature with underwater lighting before it’s backdrop of red pillars.

A wide pathway takes a person to a solid red focal point wall, with an up lighter to highlight an individual Acer Palmatum tree, viewed from the wall’s porthole. The person is then enticed to go round to the entertaining and children’s activity area.

Large shrub borders will provide privacy and all year round interest without a huge maintenance effort.

(The image is an illustration that was generated to show our client what their garden will look like when finished).

Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden

A Japanese garden will provide somewhere where one can sit and ponder. A water garden design with even a small water feature bowl will also entice the birds to join you.

The area does not need to be large and built in a corner near to where one sits to enjoy the sun. A simple layout such as the illustration shown will bring years of enjoyment.