Water feature detail Garden overview Garden post detail Garden post, roses and water detail Garden rill & bench Garden through side gate Planting around bench Garden plan
Water feature detail Garden overview Garden post detail Garden post, roses and water detail Garden rill & bench Garden through side gate Planting around bench Garden plan
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Hove, large garden

This garden redesign was to enhance the vista from a large Arts & Crafts style home in Hove. The swimming pool in front of the house existed and the garden sloped down to it.

The curving steps open out the garden from the house onto a lawn for lounging and socialising. This area is screened by arched beds with posts and ropes (originally suggested to be pleached limes). A formal rill and water feature draw you up the garden to a bench looking back at the house surrounded by the scent & colour of roses and lavender. Further back the planting is a less formal mix of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants.

Features in a garden need not be expensive. The copper balls on the posts and for the water feature are in fact copper ballcocks which have achieved a pleasing patina with age!

What the Client said:

I am delighted to confirm that some five years ago, you landscaped my substantial garden and the design was so effective that we have had numerous comments about the quality of the layout.  The pleasure it gives is enormous and the garden is one which we could proudly present to the public and probably should open during the Summer Garden Openings for charity.

The plants have taken well, and the garden looks so established that it is amazing how quickly the plants have integrated.

I thank you so much for your design which has given us great pleasure.