From the drawing board

From the drawing board: The finished garden in Hammersmith

1 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.

This is how the garden looked before we started…

Hammersmith Garden before redesign Lisa Cox Designs

It was pretty much being used as a dumping ground for the builders but a blank canvass all the same.

Here’s the concept design and axonometric sketch I put together…

Concept Design Hammersmith Garden Lisa Cox

Axonometric sketch Hammersmith garden Lisa Cox Designs

The aim was to create a family garden where they can entertain friends and family but that also provides a space where the children can play outside.  It’s a small garden, but that doesn’t mean it can’t function as a multi-purpose space.

Seating area in Hammersmith garden Lisa Cox Designs

The built-in BBQ provides additional storage space and the contemporary rendered raised beds and sawn paving tie in with the finish inside the house.  The furniture shown here is from my clients’ previous house and will eventually be swapped for lounge seating that will provide enough room to accommodate 4 people.

Lounge seating Hammersmith garden Lisa Cox Designs

Fortunately they have a cellar in the house for storage, but we also fitted in a small storage near the house for a few garden tools and children’s toys.

Hammersmith Garden after planting Lisa Cox Designs

Obviously the garden needs some time to settle and the planting time to fill out, but it’s already a nice place to sit and relax.  I’ll be back there in the autumn to plant the bulbs so I’ll keep you posted once it’s had a bit of time to come to life.

 

(Images: Lisa Cox)

 

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

4 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

Garden-design-Milan-Lisa-Co

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

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

0 Written by Lisa on 22nd Sep 2015 in From the drawing board

Concept Design Elstree Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I have recently been working with a couple in Elstree in Hertfordshire who are trying to make more of their garden and wanted some help to get started. Read more

From the drawing board: Reigate garden almost finished

0 Written by Lisa on 11th Aug 2015 in From the drawing board

Back garden Reigate almost finished Lisa Cox Designs

I couldn’t wait any longer to share some of the images I took last week when I was planting the last bits at my Reigate project. 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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