Posts Tagged ‘Garden design Monmouthshire’

From the drawing board: Concept design & sketches for a garden in Abergavenny

0 Written by Lisa on 8th Feb 2017 in From the drawing board

I’ve been working with a couple in Abergavenny over the last few weeks who have recently renovated their house and are now ready to turn their attention to the garden.

They’re planning to build some of the garden themselves so they just needed a help to get a concept design idea together that they could then develop and take forward themselves.

The potential of the garden was one of the reasons they brought the house and they love it’s open feel and the fact that you can see the top of the Blorenge from the end of the garden when you look back towards the house.


Want they really want to create is a garden of rooms with areas that make seating flexible.  The new extension has a contemporary feel to it, mostly so that it fits with the architecture of the house but they want the overall feel of the garden to be a bit more informal.


The areas adjacent to the house will serve as the connecting space, linking the more formal areas within the kitchen to the less formal areas further out in the garden.

The main terrace area will provide a spacious flexible area which will allow enough room for large gatherings but also feel intimate enough when it’s just the two of them.


Further out into the garden the summerhouse will be rejuvenated with an informal circular seating area amongst planting with a mobile fire pit and comfy chairs.

The existing garage wall, which is a bit ugly at the moment, will be painted or rendered with log storage against the wall to give interest, function and texture.

At the front of the house the levels are a little trickier and the driveway entrance is quite narrow.  The new layout will enable them to park two cars side by side whilst making sense of the route up to the front door from the pavement level.


I’m looking forward to seeing how they get on with the implementation of the garden which is likely to happen in stages. If the need arises, I may be involved a bit later on so I’ll keep you posted as and when I have any updates.


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. Read more

Blowing my own trumpet!

4 Written by Lisa on 9th Dec 2015 in From the drawing board

MSGD certificate Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I hope you’ll indulge me by allowing me to blow my own trumpet today as I have some exciting news to share with you. Read more

From the drawing board: The finished Weybridge garden

0 Written by Lisa on 2nd Nov 2015 in From the drawing board

Back garden Weybridge Lisa Cox Designs

I have been working with my client in Weybridge for almost two years now and I’m delighted to be able to share some images of the finished garden which has been a long time in the making. Read more

Celebrating 8 years!

4 Written by Lisa on 13th Jul 2015 in From the drawing board

Lisa Cox in Monmouthshire

Last Friday marked 8 years since I launched my garden design business.  In some ways it feels as though I’ve always been designing gardens, but I also can’t believe how quickly that time has passed. Read more

RHS Flower Show Cardiff 2015 – The finished garden!

10 Written by Lisa on 18th Apr 2015 in From the drawing board

Lisa Cox Cardiff Flower Show 2015 RHS Mazda Garden

I am thrilled to finally be able to share some pictures of my finished RHS Cardiff Flower Show garden for Victoria Park Mazda entitled “A Front Garden” I’m thrilled to tell you that we were awarded a Bronze medal. Read more

RHS Cardiff Flower Show 2015 – The build has started!

4 Written by Lisa on 10th Apr 2015 in From the drawing board

RHS Flower Show Cardiff 2015 build Lisa Cox SH Landscapes

It’s Day 3 of the RHS Flower Show 2015 build and we’re getting on really well. The structure for the Façade is up and the image will be mounted on it today. Read more

RHS Cardiff Flower Show 2015 – 2 weeks to go!

0 Written by Lisa on 26th Mar 2015 in From the drawing board

Colour sketch of bench RHS cardiff 2015 Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Another week goes by and we’re another week closer to the commencement of the build.  I’m really getting excited now that we’re almost there with all the logistics and I’ve ticked quite a lot off my list. Read more

Some golden rules when choosing your paving

2 Written by Lisa on 25th Feb 2015 in Design Tips

New terrace East Horsley Garden Design Lisa Cox

I went to Southampton for a meeting about RHS Cardiff yesterday and one of the main things to decide were the hard landscaping materials.  It’s so important when you’re choosing your materials that you check they work well together, and are in keeping with whatever materials are already on site otherwise you could be looking out onto a garden that makes you cringe! 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

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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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