From the drawing board

From the drawing board: Concept design for a courtyard garden in Cardiff

0 Written by Lisa on 6th Jun 2017 in From the drawing board

I’ve recently been working with a client in Cardiff to help her to transform her little courtyard.  She’s recently moved from a much larger house and garden so wanted some help to fit everything in without it feeling too cluttered.

This is what it looks like now…

Rather unattractive, I think you’ll agree.  The gravel area was used to park a car before so the materials are all a bit “driveway” like and the space as a whole isn’t very uplifting.

Although it’s a small space, I often think this provides more opportunity for a bit of “wow” factor.  My client’s personal style is very modern so we’ve gone for a simple design that will maximise the space without it feeling too cluttered.

Built-in seating will help to accommodate a large table and chairs and give enough space for entertaining up to 8 people.

New gates will be moved in line with the outside wall to give enough space to be able to open the doors fully with the log storage in-situ. As this is a conservation area, we were keen to keep the double gates which will be traditional in style on the outside and more modern on the inside.

The courtyard itself will be poured concrete to give a smooth and uninterrupted surface, although we do need one expansion joint so this will be incorporated in a way that looks aesthetically pleasing and will double up as drainage. We’ll probably incorporate two joints to give the space more balance.

I’m looking forward to seeing the finished garden which will be built in the early autumn.  It will certainly make a difference to its current disjointed appearance, a clean simple and elegant space with a contemporary edge!

 

 

From the drawing board: Monmouth garden after planting

2 Written by Lisa on 3rd May 2017 in From the drawing board

I went back to check on my Monmouth project yesterday and it was great to see how much the planting has come on just a few weeks after planting. Read more

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

0 Written by Lisa on 8th Feb 2017 in From the drawing board

I’ve been working with a couple in Abergavenny over the last few weeks who have recently renovated their house and are now ready to turn their attention to the garden. Read more

Happy Christmas!

0 Written by Lisa on 22nd Dec 2016 in From the drawing board

Misty valley in Welsh Hills Lisa Cox Garden Designs

The run up to Christmas always seems to go so fast and I never really know why.  But I’ve been baking a lot this week too which probably hasn’t helped too much with getting my task list done! Read more

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

0 Written by Lisa on 13th Dec 2016 in From the drawing board

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I’ve recently been working with a client in Hereford who has just moved into his house in the middle of Hereford. It’s a small garden, but in a great location, close to the centre of town and also near the river. Read more

From the drawing board: Concept design for a challenging garden near Camberley

0 Written by Lisa on 28th Nov 2016 in From the drawing board

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I have recently been working with a client near Camberley who has a very challenging garden. She contacted me a few months ago with some pictures of the site and it became clear very quickly why she didn’t really know what to do. Read more

From the drawing board: Concept design for a large family garden in Hurley

0 Written by Lisa on 18th Nov 2016 in From the drawing board

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I’ve recently been working with a family in Hurley who are keen to make more of their large garden.  Although it’s relatively flat, it’s a little tricky because the house is positioned over to one side of the plot and is at an awkward angle. Read more

From the drawing board: Epsom garden finished

0 Written by Lisa on 28th Oct 2016 in From the drawing board

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I went back to see my Epsom project last week which, apart from the new shed, is all finished. Read more

From the drawing board: Courtyard garden in Reigate 1 year on

0 Written by Lisa on 21st Oct 2016 in From the drawing board

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I was up in Surrey and London earlier this week and I managed to get over to Reigate to see the courtyard garden that was finished and planted up last May.  It’s looking really fabulous after such a short space of time. Read more

From the drawing board: Concept design for a garden in Cheshire

0 Written by Lisa on 6th Sep 2016 in From the drawing board

Concept design Cheshire garden Lisa Cox

You may remember that I have recently been working with a client in Cheshire.  They have a large garden, surrounded by open countryside with far-reaching views across the landscape, towards North Wales. 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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