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!

Elder in flower Lisa Cox Garden Designs

We’ve been in Wales for almost 2 years now which is really unbelievable in many ways but it also feels as though we’ve always been here. This time two years ago we were on an emotional roller coaster, not knowing whether we’d ever get here.

I never tire of the view or the countryside around and I often pinch myself that we were able to find such an amazing place to live. We love it here.

 

This year has been good in many ways. I’ve met some lovely new friends and I’ve been working with some great clients both locally and further afield.

View from the back of Allt-y-bela Lisa Cox

One of the highlights from the year included a visit to Allt-y-bela, Arne Maynard’s garden near Usk, which was super inspiring.  In fact it was so inspiring that we’re arranging another trip there next year so that we can see the bulbs and wildflower meadow in all its glory.

I’ve worked on some interesting projects too including the tricky garden in Epsom with the protected trees and the large garden in Cheshire which is still ongoing.

Rose hips at dawn Christmas Lisa Cox Garden Designs

But I’m very much looking forward to a break over Christmas.  I always think its the only time to truly switch off because everyone else is on holiday too.

Whatever you’re doing I hope you have fun.  I wish you all a Merry Christmas and very Happy New Year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Some grassy inspiration from Barn House Garden

3 Written by Lisa on 8th Dec 2016 in Inspiration

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I was very fortunate to be introduced to Kate Patel this year who, as it happens, lives just up the road on the other side of The Wye Valley. 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

Canary Wharf Part 3 – The gardens

0 Written by Lisa on 14th Nov 2016 in Inspiration

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You may question what the image above has to do with gardens, but as we were about to go up the escalator to the Cross Rail Roof Garden, this was the scene out of the window. Quite dramatic don’t you think? Read more

Canary Wharf Part Two – Black & White

0 Written by Lisa on 8th Nov 2016 in Inspiration

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I don’t normally take pictures in black and white, but I think sometimes they can be more dramatic than colour photographs, especially when the architecture is strong. Read more

A trip to Canary Wharf with my camera

0 Written by Lisa on 3rd Nov 2016 in Inspiration

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I’ve never been to Canary Wharf before, quite amazing really considering that I lived in London for 8 years and worked in the City for most of that time. 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

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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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