Posts Tagged ‘Front Garden Design’

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.

I presented the final drawings at the weekend so I thought it would be nice to share the final designs with you.

The back garden concept sketch is above with the initial design idea and although the essence of the design has remained the same, I have made some small tweaks to the design.

Back Garden Richmond Lisa Cox Designs

The integral bench seat within the raised planting beds will have hidden storage underneath.  In small spaces it’s important to be a bit creative when you consider storage.

Perspective view of bench seat Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Two of the existing brick walls need a bit of repair work, but the end wall in particular is really quite beautiful – well it will be once it’s been re-pointed.

Back garden before redesign Lisa Cox Designs

The left had wall isn’t very pretty, but it will be hidden behind some contemporary trellis which continue around the garden to create a contemporary courtyard feel.

The front garden is even tinier, just 1.2m deep and the white picket fencing just doesn’t really enhance the front of the house at all…

Front garden before redesign Lisa Cox Designs

This is my initial concept sketch…

Concept sketch front garden Richmond Lisa Cox Designs

The brick wall and railings will really smarten things up and give it a town house feeling.  My original design allowed for low planting on the inside of the wall, but I have now tweaked the design to make it simpler and to provide space for a functional and attractive bin store.

Front garden Design Richmond by Lisa Cox

You’ll see that I’ve taken out some of the pillars in the wall.  It just felt too “busy” – simplicity is key, especially in a small space.

The house building project is well under way now so we’re looking to build the garden in the early part of next year.  The garden has already been cleared by the builder so it will make for a quicker job and hopefully tidier one too.  I’ll keep you posted!

 

 

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…

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. 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

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

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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