From the drawing board: My Weybridge project 9 months on

0 Written by Lisa on 20th Jul 2016 in From the drawing board

Contemporary lounge chairs Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Whilst I was visiting RHS Hampton Court Flower Show a couple of weeks ago, I spent a bit of time going back to see some of the gardens that were planted up over the last couple of years.

Weybridge garden 9 months after planting Lisa Cox

My first stop was Weybridge, which was planted in early October last year.  In just 9 months, the planting’s already filled out and it’s feeling like a proper garden.

This garden was a long time in the making, predominantly due a very challenging and stressful house building project which held things up, so it’s lovely to see a space that my clients now love and absolutely want to spend time in.

Planting in Weybridge garden 9 months on Lisa Cox Designs

Penstemon Raven Lisa Cox Garden Designs

The last of the lounge furniture is on order so I will pop back again when that arrives to take some pictures, but even so, I’m really pleased with how that garden is progressing.

Olive trees by main terrace Lisa Cox Garden Designs

What’s amazing is that when I first went to see the garden a couple of years ago, the wall above was one of the garage walls.  The decision to remove the garage and utilise the space has made all the difference to how the whole space flows and relates back to the house.

Main terrace area Lisa Cox Garden Designs

The soil here is really sandy so the plants have been chosen to cope with the lack of water over the summer which was perfect for the Mediterranean style that my clients love.

The olive trees have definitely been a success and once the fences are covered with the climbers, the walled section of the garden will feel much more a space in its own right.

Allium seed heads Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Sadly we’ve lost a couple of the large shrubs we moved, which sometimes happens when you try to re-home mature specimens, but the trachycarpus is hanging in there – it was such a monster to dig out that we’ve all been keeping our fingers crossed!

Main seating area with trachycarpus Lisa Cox Designs

Lounge seating area Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I’m looking forward to seeing how the garden develops over the next couple of years.

 

(Images: Lisa Cox)

 

RHS Hampton 2016 – Some final inspiration

0 Written by Lisa on 9th Jul 2016 in Inspiration

Feelgood front garden RHS Hampton 2016 Lisa Cox

To round of my week of coverage from the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show I thought I’d leave you with a few more snippets of inspiration from around the show. Read more

RHS Hampton 2016: A couple of the main show gardens

0 Written by Lisa on 8th Jul 2016 in Inspiration

Paved pathway Squires Garden RHS Hampton 2016 Lisa Cox

Today I’ve decided to share some pictures of two of the main show gardens with you.  The first is Squire’s 80th Anniversary Garden designed by Catherine MacDonald. Read more

RHS Hampton Court 2016: My pick of the Summer Gardens – Part Two

0 Written by Lisa on 7th Jul 2016 in Inspiration

A Summer Retreat Garden RHS Hampton 2016 Lisa Cox

My pick of the Summer Gardens continues today with three more inspiring spaces.  The first is CCLA’s “A Summer Retreat” which was inspired by the ethos of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Read more

RHS Hampton 2016: my pick of the Summer Gardens – Part One

0 Written by Lisa on 6th Jul 2016 in Inspiration

RHS Hampton 2016 Summer Garden Bowel Disease UK Lisa Cox

The Summer Gardens at RHS Hampton Court are always some of the most inspiring, I think because they’re smaller gardens.  This year was no exception and I think these were my favourite gardens of the show. Read more

RHS Hampton Court 2016 – A very photogenic garden

0 Written by Lisa on 5th Jul 2016 in Inspiration

World vision Garden turf waves RHS Hampton 2016 Lisa Cox

I spent quite a bit  of time taking photos of The World Vision Garden – from every angle it was really photogenic. From the curved turf “waves” to the soft meadow planting. Read more

RHS Hampton Court 2016 – A bit of wild inspiration

0 Written by Lisa on 4th Jul 2016 in Inspiration

All The World's Stage Garden RHS Hampton 2016

Since we moved to South Wales last year I seem to be drawn to much more wild gardens.  I’ve always felt tuned in to nature, but at RHS Chelsea and at Hampton Court today, I was instantly drawn the to the wild feel of the All The World’s Stage Garden. Read more

From the drawing board: The finished garden in Hammersmith

0 Written by Lisa on 29th Jun 2016 in From the drawing board

Built-in BBQ Hammersmith Garden Lisa Cox Designs

I was up in London last week planting a garden in Hammersmith.  This small garden was part of a house renovation project of which the inside of the house isn’t quite finished, but the garden is now a fully functional room and now that they’ve moved back in, I hope will give them a space where they can escape from the chaos inside. Read more

Inspiration from the south of Spain

2 Written by Lisa on 22nd Jun 2016 in Inspiration

The road to Alozaina Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I’ve just got back from a very relaxing break in the south of Spain and to be honest it’s quite nice to be cool again.  Some days the temperature was almost 40 degrees which made exploring the area a bit difficult.  We were staying quite near Ronda in the mountains so it wasn’t such a hardship to be tied to the villa for a few days. Read more

From the drawing board: Chiswick garden 6 months on

2 Written by Lisa on 9th Jun 2016 in From the drawing board

Chiswick Garden 6 months on from planting Lisa Cox Designs

It’s 6 months since I planted my project in Chiswick so when I was up in London for the RHS Chelsea Flower show I popped over to see how it’s doing. Read more

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I specialise in helping families to turn their gardens into an extension of their home and into a space that can be used and enjoyed all year round.

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