A beautiful woodland garden
The clients work from home and wanted a beautiful English garden, full of flowers, that they could take a break in at different times of the day and enjoy from their conservatory when the weather is cooler. They prefer an informal style and wanted colourful planting and the incorporation of features designed to attract the wildlife that they love to see. The existing garden had areas of deep shade as well as full sun and there was a desire to make best use of these different aspects to provide both a peaceful space for relaxation and to entertain friends and family of all ages. Although the clients wanted a significant makeover to enhance their outdoor space, they had a number of plants which held happy memories that they wished to retain. The design brief also included the expansion of parking space and the linking of front and back garden areas.
A garden for relaxing and entertaining
The design developed by The Cheshire Garden is curvilinear with sinuous pathways and a generous circular patio. Taking inspiration from the idea of ‘the yellow brick road’, sandstone has been used throughout for the hard landscaping elements creating a cohesive structure and backdrop for the vibrant planting scheme. The garden provides rich year-round interest with a long flowering season delivered by Spring bulbs and a variety of perennials, complemented by blossom, scent, and autumn colour. Well-loved existing favourites such as Hydrangea, Forsythia and Cherry and Apple trees were accommodated as requested and provide structure through into Winter. Care has been taken to incorporate appropriate habitats and food sources for pollinators and birds, so that the clients can enjoy their garden visitors more than ever. In addition to space for entertaining, an arbour seat is situated in a cool woodland glade providing a peaceful place for the clients to relax and contemplate the full beauty and splendour of their garden at any time of the day.