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.

This is how the garden looked before we started…

Hammersmith Garden before redesign Lisa Cox Designs

It was pretty much being used as a dumping ground for the builders but a blank canvass all the same.

Here’s the concept design and axonometric sketch I put together…

Concept Design Hammersmith Garden Lisa Cox

Axonometric sketch Hammersmith garden Lisa Cox Designs

The aim was to create a family garden where they can entertain friends and family but that also provides a space where the children can play outside.  It’s a small garden, but that doesn’t mean it can’t function as a multi-purpose space.

Seating area in Hammersmith garden Lisa Cox Designs

The built-in BBQ provides additional storage space and the contemporary rendered raised beds and sawn paving tie in with the finish inside the house.  The furniture shown here is from my clients’ previous house and will eventually be swapped for lounge seating that will provide enough room to accommodate 4 people.

Lounge seating Hammersmith garden Lisa Cox Designs

Fortunately they have a cellar in the house for storage, but we also fitted in a small storage near the house for a few garden tools and children’s toys.

Hammersmith Garden after planting Lisa Cox Designs

Obviously the garden needs some time to settle and the planting time to fill out, but it’s already a nice place to sit and relax.  I’ll be back there in the autumn to plant the bulbs so I’ll keep you posted once it’s had a bit of time to come to life.

 

(Images: Lisa Cox)

 

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

Inspiration from the hedgerow

0 Written by Lisa on 2nd Jun 2016 in Inspiration

Our Welsh lane in early summer Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I get a lot of inspiration from nature and in the aftermath of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the hedgerows along our lane are just stunning at the moment. Read more

RHS Chelsea 2016 – The plants of the show

0 Written by Lisa on 28th May 2016 in Inspiration, Plants

Foxgloves in Brewin Dolphin Garden RHS Chelsea 2016

It’s the final day of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 and I wanted to round off my week of blog posts with some of the plants that shone out at the show. Read more

RHS Chelsea 2016: A final trip down Main Avenue

0 Written by Lisa on 27th May 2016 in Inspiration

Forever Freefolk Garden RHS Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox

This week has flown so fast and we’re now in the last days of the Chelsea Flower Show.  I wanted to share two more gardens on Main Avenue that caught my eye. Read more

RHS Chelsea 2016 – Greening Grey Britain

0 Written by Lisa on 27th May 2016 in Inspiration

RHS Show Feature Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox

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RHS Chelsea 2016: My pick of the Artisan Gardens – Part Two

0 Written by Lisa on 26th May 2016 in Inspiration

Papworth Trust Together We Can Gdn RHS Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox

This afternoon I have two more gardens to share with you.  The first is the Papworth Trust ‘Together We Can’ garden, designed by Peter Eustance. Read more

RHS Chelsea 2016: My pick of the Artisan Gardens – Part One

0 Written by Lisa on 26th May 2016 in Inspiration

Senri-Sentei Garage Garden Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox

I love the Artisan Gardens at Chelsea – I sometimes think they’re more inspiring, probably because they’re so small and full of detail. Read more

RHS Chelsea 2016 – Foxgloves and lupins

0 Written by Lisa on 25th May 2016 in Inspiration

Foxgloves in Chelsea Barracks Garden RHS Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox

This afternoon I want to share some pictures I took of three of the other main show gardens.  There were a lot of “rocket” plants this year ranging from foxgloves to Eremerus to Lupins. 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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