The making of the 'Wow!' garden

All my gardens seem to gain a nickname. The 'Wow! garden' was named after a request from my client. She wanted a garden that had a 'Wow factor' when seen from the French windows, and the name stuck.

The 'before' images show a garden with a myriad of pots that contained beautiful Hostas, Heucheras and Roses that cried out to be planted in the borders. The brief included a generous dining terrace, a sunken lawn, a gravel seating area in the sunniest part of the garden, and increased privacy. A knowledgeable gardener, my client had a list of 'must have' plants, including Clematis, Acers, a multi-stemmed silver birch and scented trachelospermum jasminoides ( the evergreen Star jasmine), along with Hydrangea 'Limelight' and white Delphinium 'Galahad'.

In the following photos, the garden had just been planted and I really look forward to seeing it again as it matures.

With thanks to the landscapers at Garden Care Contracting.