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From the drawing board: Concept design & sketches for a large family garden

0 Written by Lisa on 29th Jun 2015 in From the drawing board

I’ve recently been working with a family back in Surrey – I first saw them last summer but they weren’t quite ready and so it wasn’t until a few months ago that their plans to transform the garden got under way.

Concept Design for large family garden Lisa Cox Designs

As many of my projects recently, they have just been through an extension house renovation project and the hard landscaping was done by the builders.  There are a few awkward bits to work with, but essentially the garden design from this point on is about marrying the contemporary finish of the kitchen and terrace to the less formal elements of the garden.

Concept sketch back garden Lisa Cox Designs

At almost an acre in total, this is a big garden and there are some gorgeous mature trees.  To keep the cost of the build down, I have tried to work with the existing levels, although these aren’t very complicated so it’s been easy to do.

Concept sketch of vegetable garden Lisa Cox Designs

A more formal lawn area leads out onto a lawn with sweeping curves, wild flower meadow and fruit trees.  Along the left side of the garden a walkway with pergola leads to the kitchen garden and on to the utility area.

Back garden concept sketch Lisa Cox Designs

I’ve tucked the trampoline away from view as their children are older and no longer need constant supervising – they’re great fun for children but far from pretty so it’s great that we have the space to play with.

Concept sketch side access Lisa Cox Garden Designs

This is a south-facing garden so it’s hot in the summer, especially on the terrace where the light stone reflects the sun.  So we’re creating a less formal shady seating area out in the garden which will also catch the late evening sun in the middle of summer when the main terrace is in shade.

Concept sketch of front pathway Lisa Cox Garden Designs

The front garden needs some love too and a bit more space to park the cars.  The entrance also needs a bit more structure as currently when you get out of the car you have to walk across the grass to get to the front door.  That’s fine in dry weather, but not so practical when it’s raining.

I’m looking forward to taking this design on to the next stage – with some key adjustments to the current layout, we can really make this garden sing!

RHS Cardiff Flower Show 2015 – An update

0 Written by Lisa on 9th Mar 2015 in From the drawing board

RHS Cardiff Flower Show 2015 - Victoria Park Mazda A Front Garden by Lisa Cox Designs

You may have noticed that I’ve been absent for a couple of weeks.  I haven’t been around much as we were in France for a few days (internet is always hopeless there!) and I’ve also been out and about sorting things out for my show garden with Victoria Park Mazda at Cardiff in April.  So hope you haven’t been having withdrawal symptoms…I’m sure you got by! Read more

The big Reveal…my design for RHS Cardiff Flower Show 2015

6 Written by Lisa on 19th Feb 2015 in From the drawing board

RHS Cardiff Flower Show 2015 - Victoria Park Mazda A Front Garden by Lisa Cox Designs

I’m very excited to be able to share with you the plans for my show garden at RHS Cardiff this year. I’ve been alluding to it for some time so it’s great to finally be able to show you the design and tell you more about it. Read more

From the drawing board: New garden for a client in Richmond

0 Written by Lisa on 5th Dec 2014 in From the drawing board

Concept sketch back garden Richmond

I wrote a blog post last week about tackling really small gardens which was triggered by a project I’ve been working on in Richmond. 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: 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: Oxshott garden one year on…

2 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: Concept design & sketches for a client in Reigate

0 Written by Lisa on 10th Apr 2014 in From the drawing board

Concept Sketch back garden Reigate Lisa Cox Designs

I have been working with my client in Reigate for just over a year now as they are currently living in Egypt and aren’t planning to move over until the end of this year. 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

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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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