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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.

The garden is small in comparison to the house, but part of that is due to the fact that it wraps around the outside.  It’s a slightly odd shape too, roughly triangular at the back, and this makes it feel narrower at one end.

Monmouth back garden before redesign Lisa Cox

The other challenge is that the largest part of the garden is, in effect, the driveway and will continue to be so when the new garden has been built.  So although we can’t obscure the cars from view, the new design aims to take the focus into the main part of the garden and seating area.

Back garden before redesign Monmouth Lisa Cox

I wanted the driveway to feel like a garden too so that if they have large gatherings they can move the cars to the road and feel as though they’re using a garden, not a driveway for entertaining.

Side access befoe redesign Lisa Cox Garden Designs Monmouth   Concept sketch for Monmouth town house garden

At the side there’s a long narrow strip which was originally a side access.

Although it’s not used as a side access now, my clients wanted this part of the garden to provide a focal point from the pavement and road and also become a more inviting space, even if this is where the logs and some of the storage will be located.

Axonometric sketch of back garden Monmouth Design Lisa Cox

 

Raised beds in part of the back garden will enable some built-in seating.  This is always a good idea in tight spaces as it reduces the amount of hard landscaping you need to sit around a table comfortably.

Axonometric sketch of seating area Monmouth Garden Design Lisa Cox

My next job is to draw up the design and work through the planting plan and then we can focus on the build phase of the project which should to take place over the next few months.

I’ll keep you posted with the progress and look forward to sharing some photos of the finished garden with you.

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

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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

From the drawing board: Reigate garden almost finished

0 Written by Lisa on 11th Aug 2015 in From the drawing board

Back garden Reigate almost finished Lisa Cox Designs

I couldn’t wait any longer to share some of the images I took last week when I was planting the last bits at my Reigate project. Read more

Win a £75 Homebase Voucher with Keepmoat Homes

0 Written by Lisa on 5th Aug 2015 in From the drawing board

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This month I’m working with Keepmoat homes to help their customers to make the most of their gardens. Read more

Celebrating 8 years!

4 Written by Lisa on 13th Jul 2015 in From the drawing board

Lisa Cox in Monmouthshire

Last Friday marked 8 years since I launched my garden design business.  In some ways it feels as though I’ve always been designing gardens, but I also can’t believe how quickly that time has passed. Read more

Lisa Cox Welcome

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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