Final project for Diploma in Garden Design & Landscaping: a garden for a young family with formal and informal areas, seating and outdoor dining, water features, kitchen garden, exploring nature and wild play. Awarded Distinction.
Outline plan & isometric drawing
Outline plan 1:200 @A1
Isometric drawing 1:50 @ A1
Close to the house, garden rooms follow the strong symmetry of the early 20th Century architecture. Formality is given a contemporary twist with precision-cut smooth stone and narrow jointing and clean finishes. An elegant dining area leads through to a quiet formal lawn and on to a relaxed stone terrace.
Looking out over the reflective water, the transition from formality to the wilder parts of the garden is provided by a bank of naturalistic planting sloping towards the curvilinear lawn, and meadow planting.
A productive garden is contained within long lavender hedges, encouraging pollinators where they are most needed.
Grassy paths in dappled sunlight become bark chip under the tree canopies, curving through the trees towards a wild play area and a natural pond with a deck for wildlife watching and pond dipping.
The formal front garden is softened with scented evergreen shrubs and ferns for all-year interest.
A pergola planted with Winter-flowering clematis and Summer-flowering wisteria leads visitors from symmetry out into softer shapes and wilder planting.
Photography from my image portfolio, taken in multiple locations
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Planting for a shady front garden Shade-tolerant hellebores and ferns for texture; topiary box and yew balls for structure; sarcococcas and skimmias for Winter flowers and scent
Planting for a sunny terrace Mediterranean shrubs for structure; wisteria and rosemary for texture and scent; hardy geraniums and asters for colour; irises and waterlilies for the reflective pond
Naturalistic planting for slope to lawn Evergreen and semi-evergreen grasses for texture; sturdy perennials for colour and Winter structure; Mediterranean and native herbs for colour and scent