From the drawing board

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.

Woking back garden after planting Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I’m so pleased with how the garden has turned out and I don’t think you’d know that we were making the most of the work that had already been carried out there.

You may remember that following a building project on the house my clients, Amy and Peter, had installed the paving with help from the builder and had also brought in some large specimen plants.

back garden Woking after redesign Lisa Cox Designs

Despite the efforts and cash spent, the garden just didn’t feel right and they wanted some help to bring it in line with the rest of the house which has been lovingly restored into a fabulous family home.

The garden is large, but because the house is also big and sits in the middle of the plot, the garden feels small until you step outside.

Back garden after planting Woking Lisa Cox Designs

My favourite part of the garden is attached to the new kitchen (shown in the images above) and was planted first so it’s already looking more established than the rest of the garden.  The mature specimens you see were already there, but they’d been planted in places that didn’t really bring them to life.

Woking garden after planting Lisa Cox Designs

Side garden Woking Lisa Cox Designs

The side area now has a purpose and we have managed to create an inviting route between both the main gardens.  The long lawn area is surrounded by mature Lime trees and the ferns and acers give it a woodland feel.

Side path in Woking garden after planting Lisa Cox Designs

Long lawn in Woking Lisa Cox Designs

There’s still a little bit of paving to adjust which can’t be done until September because there’s a delay with the stone and we’re also in the process of sourcing furniture and planters which will help to bring everything together.  But I couldn’t wait until October to share the pictures, although I’ll probably do so again when there’s no longer a skip on the drive and clutter to be taken away!

 

If you’d like a reminder of how it used to look, you can see some images on the blog post I wrote when I’d put the concept design together.

 

 

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

From the drawing board: Woking garden during construction

0 Written by Lisa on 6th Jun 2014 in From the drawing board

Concept sketch The Dutch back garden copy

I made a site visit to my project in Woking yesterday, which started after the bank holiday. The new garden is starting to emerge so I thought I’d share some of the pictures I took. Read more

A beautiful and inspirational garden for a family in Surrey

4 Written by Lisa on 30th May 2014 in From the drawing board, Inspiration

Fiona-Humberstone-English-Garden-Lisa-Cox-Designs_019

Back in 2012 I worked with Fiona Humberstone and her husband to help translate the ideas they had for their garden into a design that they could work from themselves. Read more

Create Your Garden course – Week 3

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

Create your garden course Lisa Cox The Decor Cafe Week 3

In the midst of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show last week I ran the final week of my Create Your Garden course at The Decor Cafe in Putney, with fellow garden designer, Sarah Speller. Read more

From the drawing board – Concept design & sketches for small courtyard garden in Bletchingley

0 Written by Lisa on 16th May 2014 in From the drawing board

Bletchingley courtyard sketch Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I have recently been working with a client in Bletchingley who has downsized and moved into a small property with a tiny courtyard garden. 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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