From the drawing board

From the drawing board: Concept sketches for a client in Weybridge

0 Written by Lisa on 14th Oct 2014 in From the drawing board

I have recently been working with a client in Weybridge who is now in throws of having a new glass box style garden room built at the back of the house.

As part of this building project, the existing garage will be taken down to allow for a larger garden.  I am now working on the final plans, but I thought it would nice to share a few of the sketches I put together at the initial concept design stage.

Concept sketch for Weybridge back garden Lisa Cox Designs

This first sketch shows the side of the house where currently there is an area of lawn and a large trampoline.

Back garden before redesign Weybridge Lisa Cox Designs

Because the garage and double parking space at the back of the property are now being taken away, we need to accommodate another car at the front.

I have therefore proposed that we move the boundary fence between front and back gardens.  This will allow enough space to park a car and store the wheelie bins at the same time as creating a courtyard area which will provide a shady spot in the heat of the day and then catch the evening sun as it sets.

Back garden concept sketch Weybridge Lisa Cox Designs

Looking the other way from this terrace area the existing lawn will be extended to incorporate what is now the parking space outside the garage (brick building with wooden door).

Back garden Weybridge before redesign Lisa Cox Designs

And this final sketch incorporates the new main terrace and glass garden room…

Concept sketch for garden in Weybridge Lisa Cox Designs

The idea is that the glass room will feel totally connected to the garden.  This is a hot garden with lots of sun and free-draining soil so the planting will have a Mediterranean feel to it.

We have chosen a sawn stone which will give the garden an elegant and contemporary feel.

The build phase for this project will commence in January so I’ll be sure to keep you updated with its progress.

 

 

From the drawing board: Concept design & sketches for client in Epsom Downs

2 Written by Lisa on 19th Sep 2014 in From the drawing board

Potager garden concept sketch Epsom Lisa Cox Designs

I’ve recently been working with a client in Epsom Downs who wanted to design a potager area at the bottom of the garden to accommodate her new greenhouse, existing summerhouse and also to create an attractive space where they can sit and take in the evening sunshine. Read more

From the drawing board: Leatherhead garden one year on

0 Written by Lisa on 15th Sep 2014 in From the drawing board

Planting in Leatherhead garden after one year Lisa Cox Designs

Last week I finally managed to get back to see the Leatherhead garden we completed and planted last summer.  I should really have been there in July when all the roses and perennials were looking at their best, but I still think the transformation is quite amazing in just one year and there’s still lots in flower and looking great. Read more

From the drawing board: Concept sketches for a front garden in Reading

0 Written by Lisa on 27th Aug 2014 in From the drawing board

Reading front garden design sketch Lisa Cox

I have recently been working with a client in Reading to help them plan their new front garden.  They plan to build the garden themselves and had lots of ideas, but just wanted some help to bring them together into a coherent plan that they can work with. Read more

From the drawing board: Woking garden after planting

0 Written by Lisa on 5th Aug 2014 in From the drawing board

Woking back garden after planting Lisa Cox Designs

The garden at Woking isn’t quite finished, but I wanted to share the pictures I took whilst I was there on Friday because it’s already looking great, especially now that the Rudbeckia’s have come out. Read more

From the drawing board: A garden for relaxation 2 years on

0 Written by Lisa on 29th Jul 2014 in From the drawing board

Covered seating area Twickenham Garden Lisa Cox Designs

We went over to Twickenham at the weekend for a BBQ with some friends, Rob and Sarah.  2 years ago I helped them to create their garden so it was great to see how it’s filled out and matured since it was planted. Read more

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

0 Written by Lisa on 25th Jul 2014 in From the drawing board

Concept Design Ashtead Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I have recently been working with a client in Ashtead who is about to embark on a house renovation project.  They recognised that they also require a plan for the garden as the existing terrace has to be lifted to accommodate the new extension. Read more

From the drawing board: East Horsley garden one year on

0 Written by Lisa on 9th Jul 2014 in From the drawing board

Helenium & calamgrostis Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I popped in to see my East Horsley client last week.  It’s been a year since the garden was planted and wow, what a difference…it looked fabulous! Read more

From the drawing board: Oxshott garden one year on…

0 Written by Lisa on 1st Jul 2014 in From the drawing board

Oxshott Garden 1 year on Lisa Cox Designs

I went back to see my Oxshott client, Lisa, last Friday and the garden was looking fabulous. Read more

From the drawing board: an intimate courtyard garden in Bletchingley

0 Written by Lisa on 17th Jun 2014 in From the drawing board

Bletchingley courtyard Lisa Cox Garden Designs

You may remember me blogging the concept design for this project a couple of months ago but I thought I’d share the designs again as well as some quick photos I took yesterday after I’d finished planting. 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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