Tuesday 30 July 2013

New Barn Garden Design for garden near the Camel Trail

The garden of a tucked away Barn near the Camel Trail in North Cornwall has been partly landscaped and planted, but a large garden space adjacent to the house has been left blank and in need of  a design plan.

The new design aims to blend this garden space with the existing landscaping and provide a garden full of  interest and yet be low maintenance, with a screening hedge, seating area and some lawn.

Tuesday 23 July 2013

Granite and Slate Courtyard, Trelill

The planting in the garden at Trelill works well with the stone walling, granite setts and slate.  It had to be suitable for some shade, and then late afternoon sunshine.

The design of this garden had to incorporate the new drive into the garden, and the blocks of planting soften and divide the areas for parking and seating.

Tuesday 16 July 2013

Architect's Garden, Camel Estuary

This garden is in complete contrast to the Bude courtyard garden.  It is a very open, sunny and exposed site.  The long borders have been designed with a contemporary planting scheme which adds movement and colour, softening as well as complimenting the clean lines of the building and materials used. 

The borders before planting....

And after....



Courtyard Garden, Bude

This courtyard garden just outside Bude was redesigned, built and planted up last year.  The planting has established beautifully, with Ceanothus, Jasmin, Quince and climbing roses starting to clothe the walls.  Box balls, Choisya and Rosmary give an evergreen framework with hardy geraniums, alchemilla mollis, golden marjoram, lupins and oxeye daisies adding colour. 

What had been a scruffy little courtyard without focus or interest is now a beautiful, low maintenance and family friendly garden. 

The garden before....

And now....
The arch with clematis and lavender planted in front  create a real entrance to the garden, where before it was just a gap between the house and garage.