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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.

The area now is rather overgrown and the existing vegetable area is no longer utilised.  The sitting area does get some sunshine, but it feels quite disconnected from the rest of the garden and the summerhouse is more of a storage space than anything else which seems rather a shame.

Garden in Epsom before redesign Lisa Cox Designs

Epsom potager area before redesign Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Epsom garden before redesign Lisa Cox Designs

What she wanted from me was a help to get started so I’ve put a concept design together which gives her a plan to work from and the design ideas to develop with her landscaper.

Concept Design Epsom Garden Lisa Cox

The area at the end of the garden is large, as big as some peoples gardens, so it makes absolute sense to use it more effectively.  The greenhouse has been positioned to get the most light throughout the day and I’ve moved the summerhouse and seating area to the other side so that they can make the most of the evening sunshine.

Potager gardens don’t have to be all about function, they can be beautiful too.  I wanted to open up the entrance, separated by more airy planting that will enable the potager to be viewed from the house.  I also wanted it to feel more connected to the rest of the garden.

Concept sketch Epsom Garden Lisa Cox Designs

The shed will be hidden away behind some trellis so that access is easy and there’s space out of view for compost bins and the wheelbarrow etc.

I’m looking forward to seeing the pictures when it’s all finished.  It’s really going to transform what is now a dark and dingy corner of the garden!

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

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

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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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