Posts Tagged ‘Front Garden Design’

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

1 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.

The garden is sponsored by Victoria Park Mazda in Cardiff and coincides with the launch of the new Mazda 2 which is celebrated for its eco-credentials. As you know, I’m really passionate about front gardens so being presented with the opportunity to show case one at the show was really exciting.

I wanted the garden to demonstrate that it’s possible to create a stylish and uplifting space that looks great whilst fulfilling all the practical requirements that modern day urban living demands. Sure they need to be functional and practical, especially if you have to park cars and house wheelie bins, but they should also make you smile when you come home and give your house some kerb appeal.

Since I put together the initial design, we have also received some other generous sponsorship. CED Stone Group will be lending us the stone and aggregate and Sydenhams in Southampton have agreed to sponsor all the other hard landscaping materials.

The garden will be built by one of my regular landscapers (from my Surrey days), Scott Hadley of SH Landscapes so I’m looking forward to working with him at the show. And Jonathan Blackburn, garden joiner extraordinaire, will be making the bench seat and bin storage.

I’m now working to source the plants including lots of potted spring bulbs – this is proving to be more of a challenge than I’d thought, but I’m not done trying yet – I’m determined to find them!

It’s amazing how things pan out as the opportunity to exhibit at the show came from a conversation I had with Andrew Fisher Tomlin when we were in Holland. This led to him putting me in touch with Cardiff Show Manager, Katie Draper who was looking to put a few designers in touch with Peter Marshall at Victoria Park Mazda. I thought I’d do the show perhaps in a year or so, but what better way to start my business re-launch in Wales – I’m certainly up for the challenge!

I’ll be blogging more about the show over the coming weeks so I hope you enjoy the journey with me. And who knows, I may even see you at the show!?

 

 

(Links: Victoria Park MazdaSH Landscapes, Jonathan Blackburn, CED Stone Group Ltd, Sydenhams Southampton)

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…

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

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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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