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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.

It was a little challenging to take pictures with the full size cricket net in the middle of the lawn, but it was always meant to be a family garden so I couldn’t really complain!

Planting in Oxshott Garden one year on Lisa Cox Designs

The planting has really started to mature.  The penstemon, lavender and verbena were looking really great.

Penstemon in Oxshott garden Lisa Cox Designs

Penstemon & verbena in Oxshott garden Lisa Cox Designs

Lavender in Oxshott garden Lisa Cox Designs

The planting near the house was designed to be a bit wild, with scented roses, lavenders, rosemary and tall spikes of verbena.  When you’re sitting on the terrace you feel surrounded by plants.

Oxshott planting back garden Lisa Cox Designs

Lavender & geraniums Lisa Cox Garden Designs

But the rest of the garden, although informal has a more ordered feel to it.

Oxshott planting Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Back garden Oxshott Lisa Cox Designs

Other than the wild flower meadow of course!

Bench in wildflower meadow Lisa Cox Garden Designs

The front too is looking great and the planting there has really started to fill out.  In some ways it feels as though the garden’s been there for years.

Oxshott front garden Lisa Cox Designs

Oxshott front garden planting Lisa Cox Designs

Oxshott front garden planting beds Lisa Cox Designs

And the side access to the back garden feels much less like a passageway now that the plants are maturing there too.

Side access in Oxshott Garden Lisa Cox Designs

Oxshott garden side access Lisa Cox Designs

The hardest thing about my job is waiting for the garden to mature into what it was always planned to be.  I thought you might like a reminder of how it used to look, so here are a couple of images…

Oxshott front before redesign Lisa Cox

Oxshott garden before redesign Lisa Cox copy

The house of course has changed beyond recognition too, but I hope you agree that the garden is looking pretty fab!

 

(Images: Lisa Cox)

 

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

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: What about the plants?

6 Written by Lisa on 7th Feb 2014 in Design Tips, Plants

Front garden design London Lisa Cox

This is the last post in my blog series about front gardens.  I hope you’ve found it useful and now feel inspired to tackle your own? Read more

Front garden design tips: Storage

2 Written by Lisa on 4th Feb 2014 in Design Tips

Bike storage Garde Trellis Company

As I mentioned in one of my earlier posts, front gardens are predominantly functional spaces which means that there are things to accommodate that you don’t necessarily want to look at. Read more

Front garden design tips: Considering security

0 Written by Lisa on 31st Jan 2014 in Design Tips

Front garden Wandsworth by Lisa Cox Designs

Normally front gardens are easily accessible to others so there are a few considerations you should take into account when you’re planning your front garden. Read more

Front garden design tips: What surface is best?

0 Written by Lisa on 28th Jan 2014 in Design Tips

Front garden Wandsworth Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Last week I talked you through the layout of your front garden so now it’s time to start thinking about the hard landscaping materials.  The surface you choose will probably end up boiling down to cost but, whatever you decide upon, it must feel right with the look and style of your house as well as it’s setting. 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

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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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