This is a gentle renovation of a garden in South London.
My project brief was to re-purpose as much of the existing garden as possible. Crown lifting and thinning out a mature Olive tree and Japanese Maple. The space is designed with low-maintenance, environment-friendly plants that prefer a mix of sun and shade. The plants have architecture, colour and flowers throughout the year. The plantings are a mix of grasses, shrubs and perennials that are predominantly evergreen.
This garden had a very steep bank with difficult-awkward steps leading up to the house. We completely redesigned the garden by terracing the bank with brick and oak timbered retaining walls to provided a safe, complimentary and user-friendly set of steps up to the house. We also made sure to include wildlife-friendly planting schemes. It was very important to include a pond for the frogs, newts, stickle-back fish, bathing birds, dragonflies, foxes and badgers!
A new build bungalow in Hastings, East Sussex. Starting from scratch. The garden design required low maintenance and robust plantings, not only to look good but also stand up to strong and often salt-laden winds.
Painting the fence a pale sage green helps to reflect the natural light but also provides a more suitable backdrop for the climbing roses and vines.