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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)

 

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

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

From the drawing board: Concept design & sketches for a Monmouth town house

2 Written by Lisa on 31st Mar 2016 in From the drawing board

Garden Concept Design Monmouth town house Lisa Cox

I’ve recently been working with a client in Monmouth to help them to redesign the garden for their Georgian town house. Read more

From the drawing board: Concept design & sketches for a client in Milan

0 Written by Lisa on 23rd Mar 2016 in From the drawing board

Garden-design-Milan-Lisa-Co

I’ve recently been working with a client in Milan who wanted some help to transform her small and tricky courtyard garden.  To add to the challenges of the site, she lives in a conservation area and this means that she’s not allowed to construct anything that will involve excavation or concrete. Read more

Happy Christmas!

0 Written by Lisa on 18th Dec 2015 in From the drawing board

Rose hips at dawn Christmas Lisa Cox Garden Designs

This time next week most of us will be getting ready to sit down to a big feast.  I still feel as though there’s lots to get ready, but it’s all creative stuff including making a garland and doing some more baking, so not such a hardship. Read more

Blowing my own trumpet!

4 Written by Lisa on 9th Dec 2015 in From the drawing board

MSGD certificate Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I hope you’ll indulge me by allowing me to blow my own trumpet today as I have some exciting news to share with you. Read more

From the drawing board: The finished Weybridge garden

0 Written by Lisa on 2nd Nov 2015 in From the drawing board

Back garden Weybridge Lisa Cox Designs

I have been working with my client in Weybridge for almost two years now and I’m delighted to be able to share some images of the finished garden which has been a long time in the making. Read more

From the drawing board: Finished garden in Chiswick

2 Written by Lisa on 26th Oct 2015 in From the drawing board

Small town garden after planting Lisa Cox Designs

Last week I was back in Surrey and London to plant up my project in Chiswick. I couldn’t have chosen a worse day weather-wise but now that I don’t live up the road, I had to ignore the rain and get on with the task in hand! Read more

From the drawing board: Concept design & sketches for a garden in Elstree

0 Written by Lisa on 22nd Sep 2015 in From the drawing board

Concept Design Elstree Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I have recently been working with a couple in Elstree in Hertfordshire who are trying to make more of their garden and wanted some help to get started. 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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