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Rural Garden Gamlingay

Rural Garden Gamlingay

Where: A large back garden in the village of Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire.  Who: A family with two adult children. Why: 1. To take a large garden and make it more interesting with colour, structure and decoration. 2. A new patio,  tree seat and iron arch walkway were added. 3. Planted borders and additional trees were used throughout to compliment … Continue reading

Garden Design Willington

Garden Design Willington

Where: The village of Willington near Bedford Who: A family with dogs Why: 1. To provide a more interesting shaped garden, and one that would enhance their cottage.     2. To use a pergola that would utilise the existing wisteria, and provide a space for 8 people to sit under it. 3. To incorporate a new … Continue reading

Rural Garden Kempston

Rural Garden Kempston

This garden was tucked away in a lovely quiet spot near Kempston in Bedfordshire. It was a large plot with mature trees and shrubs that had been allowed to become overgrown and now dominated. The hedges were dense and made the garden appear much narrower than it actually was and too many Laurels and Conifers … Continue reading

Hitchin Courtyard Garden

Hitchin Courtyard Garden

When I initially visited this garden it had a tired lawn and large overgrown shrubs that dominated the small space. It was also disjointed with a separate seating area at the bottom of the garden which was never used. My brief was to replace the  lawn with paving and create a courtyard garden which would … Continue reading

Charlton Riverside Garden

Charlton Riverside Garden

Charlton is a small village just outside Hitchin and I re-designed a back garden there last summer. Although the garden had an existing patio, it was tired and unsympathetic to the house and it’s rural setting. Also, the area at the bottom of the garden where the stream ran by was overgrown and neglected. It was here … Continue reading

Hitchin Front Garden Design

Hitchin Front Garden Design

Front Gardens are often overlooked and end up as somewhere to park the car or dump the wheelie bins. However, they can be as attractive as a back garden given a little imagination and plant knowledge. The brief for this front garden in Hitchin was to make it very low maintenance but enhance the house and … Continue reading

Hitchin Courtyard Garden

Hitchin Courtyard Garden

A garden to relax in but also easy to maintain were two of the main objectives for this garden design in Hitchin. The original lawn had seen better days and it was decided from the very start to get rid of it and create a courtyard style garden instead. The lawn was replaced with an attractive Indian sandstone which lifted … Continue reading

Garden Path Design Ideas

Garden Path Design Ideas

I love the ‘Woodstone Sleepers’ product that is available through Marshalls. It replicates traditional wooden railway sleepers but is made from concrete. This makes it stronger and easy to maintain.  I used the dark brown colour to make a stepping stone path to access the shed in the Hitchin garden I blogged about previously. The use … Continue reading