Here is a garden designed for a delightful house, one of several converted from an old factory. The house itself has a real atmosphere about it, and I wanted to add to the character of the place. The paving will have a traditional Yorkstone appearance, with gaps left for plants to self-seed, softening the look of the paving.
There are several distinct areas, with a real 'Wow' factor as seen from the terrace. Two raised sleeper beds contain the client's beautiful Hosta collection, and a large olive tree under-planted with Lavender, Rosemary and Agapanthus. A further large and ancient olive takes centre stage further down the garden, with tall obelisks and mixed shrubs and perennials.
The pond has a handy seat overlooking it, so you can watch the newts and dragon flies.
Around the corner is a secluded dining area partially shaded by a black wooden pergola, referencing the black beams of the house walls.
Steps lead down to the sunken lawn, with three tall Italian cypresses adding height and drama.
At the end of the garden is a gravelled seating area, with an old stone urn and tin bath for colourful seasonal planting.
The client is a passionate and skilled gardener, and I'm looking forward to planning the planting with her. Acers, grasses, Penstemons, geraniums, Brunnera, Astrantia........exciting!