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From the drawing board: A garden for relaxation 2 years on

0 Written by Lisa on 29th Jul 2014 in From the drawing board

Covered seating area Twickenham Garden Lisa Cox Designs

We went over to Twickenham at the weekend for a BBQ with some friends, Rob and Sarah.  2 years ago I helped them to create their garden so it was great to see how it’s filled out and matured since it was planted.

Twickenham garden 2 years on Lisa Cox Designs

Rob built most of the garden himself, from a concept design and with some help from a joiner and a landscaper who extended the terrace for him.  I then helped with the planting…in the pouring rain I seem to remember!

Twickenham garden Lisa Cox Garden Designs

It was the last stage of the 2014 Tour de France on Sunday so, as we’re all followers, Rob decided to get the bunting out and we watched together from the garden.

Le Tour de France bunting Lisa Cox Garden Designs

The garden now is a far cry from the empty plot that was there 2 years ago.  Here’s a reminder of what it used to look like…

Back garden from house to office

View of house from office

The office at the end of the garden was really imposing and the overgrown ivy and shrubs on the boundary were taking up a lot of the garden, making it feel dark and dingy.

We wanted to create a garden that had a decent-sized terrace for eating and also a second, covered seating area further out in the garden with a fire pit.  The fire pit doubles up as a table.

View from house towards Office shed View from Office shed towards house

The shed is a little imposing, but it had to house quite a few bikes, including a tandem! But the climbers are already starting to do a good job of softening the structure and I suggested yesterday that they should incorporate a planter beneath the dart board which will help also.

Twickenham back garden 2 years on Lisa cox Designs

Dividing up a small space makes it feel bigger and this is a great space for entertaining because there’s lots of places to sit.

View from covered seating area Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Bespoke lounge seating Twickenham garden Lisa Cox Designs

The most important thing of course is that Rob and Sarah now use the garden a lot…something that they just didn’t do before.



Concept sketches for a garden in Twickenham

0 Written by Lisa on 20th Jul 2012 in From the drawing board

I thought you might like to see the concept design and sketches I have put together for a client in Twickenham.  I have known Rob for a long time because we used to work together in the City. 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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