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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.

The garden is small in comparison to the house, but part of that is due to the fact that it wraps around the outside.  It’s a slightly odd shape too, roughly triangular at the back, and this makes it feel narrower at one end.

Monmouth back garden before redesign Lisa Cox

The other challenge is that the largest part of the garden is, in effect, the driveway and will continue to be so when the new garden has been built.  So although we can’t obscure the cars from view, the new design aims to take the focus into the main part of the garden and seating area.

Back garden before redesign Monmouth Lisa Cox

I wanted the driveway to feel like a garden too so that if they have large gatherings they can move the cars to the road and feel as though they’re using a garden, not a driveway for entertaining.

Side access befoe redesign Lisa Cox Garden Designs Monmouth   Concept sketch for Monmouth town house garden

At the side there’s a long narrow strip which was originally a side access.

Although it’s not used as a side access now, my clients wanted this part of the garden to provide a focal point from the pavement and road and also become a more inviting space, even if this is where the logs and some of the storage will be located.

Axonometric sketch of back garden Monmouth Design Lisa Cox

 

Raised beds in part of the back garden will enable some built-in seating.  This is always a good idea in tight spaces as it reduces the amount of hard landscaping you need to sit around a table comfortably.

Axonometric sketch of seating area Monmouth Garden Design Lisa Cox

My next job is to draw up the design and work through the planting plan and then we can focus on the build phase of the project which should to take place over the next few months.

I’ll keep you posted with the progress and look forward to sharing some photos of the finished garden with you.

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: Concept design & sketches for a client in East Horsley

0 Written by Lisa on 1st Apr 2014 in From the drawing board

Concept Plan East Horsley Lisa Cox Garden Design

I have recently started working with a new client in East Horsley.  She brought the house at the end of last year and work is about to start to renovate it. Read more

From the drawing board: Front garden in Sutton all finished

0 Written by Lisa on 21st Mar 2014 in From the drawing board

Sutton front garden after planting Lisa Cox Designs

The front garden project in Sutton was finished last month and I finally got chance to pop over and take some photos this week. Read more

From the drawing board: The finished front garden in North London

2 Written by Lisa on 11th Feb 2014 in From the drawing board

Front garden in Muswell Hill after redesign Lisa Cox Designs

It’s been a while since I blogged about this project.  We had a couple of challenges with the build phase of the project which held things up a bit, but apart from a drain cover that’s being made to order, the garden is now finished. Read more

Front garden design tips: 5 ways to keep it simple

0 Written by Lisa on 24th Jan 2014 in Design Tips

Concept sketch sutton front garden Lisa Cox Designs

Welcome to the first edition of my blog series about front gardens.  I’ve written about them before but I hope that I’ll be able to give you some tips to help you to improve what you have.  Whether you’re ready to start again from scratch or just make a few changes I hope I’ll give you some inspiration to have a go. Read more

From the drawing board: The finished drawings for a garden in Sutton

0 Written by Lisa on 16th Dec 2013 in From the drawing board

Presentation Plan Irmgard MacAskill

You may remember a week or so ago that I shared the concept design and sketches for a small front garden in Sutton.  We have now finalised the design and the construction phase will start in January so I thought I’d share the finished design with you. Read more

From the drawing board – Concept design & sketches for client in Sutton

0 Written by Lisa on 4th Dec 2013 in From the drawing board

Sutton front garden before redesign Lisa Cox copy

I have recently been working with a new client in Sutton.  She’s a neighbour of a previous client and, following the conversion of her garage into a new living room, she’s keen to transform the front of the house. Read more

A great front garden will make you love your home more

0 Written by Lisa on 22nd Oct 2013 in Design Tips, Inspiration

Concept sketch for front garden in Wandsworth

I went to see a potential client in Clapham on Saturday. They live in a beautiful Victorian town house and are slowly restoring its original features. They’re very keen to improve the look and feel of the front garden first, the back garden will come later. Read more

From the drawing board: Front garden in Wandsworth 9 months on

0 Written by Lisa on 27th Aug 2013 in From the drawing board

Front garden Wandsworth Lisa Cox Garden Designs

A week or so ago I blogged about the terrace redesign at my Wandsworth project, which has come on a treat over the last couple of years.  Whilst I was there I also took some images of the front garden which, since it was planted in December last year, has really started to fill out too. 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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