From the drawing board

From the drawing board: Woking garden 2 years on

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

Back garden Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Last week I showed you some pictures from my project in Weybridge which was planted in the autumn last year but today I want to share some photos of the Woking garden I redesigned with my clients 2 years ago.

Rather frustratingly, when I was there 2 weeks ago, I was a bit early for the Helenium and Rudbeckia which were in bud, but not yet in flower. But all the same it was still looking pretty good.

Back garden Woking Lisa Cox Designs

When I first visited this garden, the hard landscaping had been done already as part of the house building project, but it really wasn’t working and despite the investment in some really mature plants, the whole space just didn’t really feel right.

The picture below was taken in winter late in the day but, even so, I think you’ll agree that it’s a much more inviting space now.

Back garden Woking before redesign Lisa Cox Designs

Back garden in Woking Lisa Cox Designs

What I am most proud of with this garden is that I don’t think you’d realise that the hard landscaping was already in place before I arrived.  We just tweaked bits here and there and added a small section to extend one of the pathways.

These small tweaks mean that the garden feels more generous and balanced now and each space is in tune with the house.

Astrantia Lisa Cox garden designs

Back garden Woking 2 years on Lisa Cox Designs

Even the side garden, as I call it, is filling out well.  The mature lime trees on the bank are covered by a TPO so we couldn’t change the ground levels in this area.  It’s always tricky planting under mature trees so I did expect things to take a bit longer to grow, but even this part of the garden is looking good.

Side garden Woking Lisa Cox Designs

Woking garden 2 years on Lisa Cox Designs

Calamagrostis & helenium Lisa Cox Garden Designs

One of the most frustrating parts of my job is having to wait for a few years before the garden is feeling more mature.  But on the plus side, when it’s looked after properly, it’s amazing to go back and see it properly transformed.

I have one more garden to share with you from my recent to trip to Surrey so I’ll do that next time.

 

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. Read more

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

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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

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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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