Posts Tagged ‘front garden’

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

0 Written by Lisa on 13th Dec 2016 in From the drawing board


I’ve recently been working with a client in Hereford who has just moved into his house in the middle of Hereford. It’s a small garden, but in a great location, close to the centre of town and also near the river.

At the moment it looks like this…


A far cry from the sketch above, which is our vision for the space.  One of the main changes we’re hoping to make is to replace the close board fence with a brick wall.

This will certainly give this garden more of a courtyard feel and, of course, will look much more elegant.


Although there is no lawn, this garden will be full of planting, so it won’t feel as though you’re stepping into a space that’s full of hard landscaping.

Lawns are an easy way to bring a sense of “green” to a space, but in small gardens they’re often tricky to look after and sometimes they’re so small that it’s almost not worth the space taken up to store the lawnmower.


At the front, we want to make the entrance more inviting and to introduce some planting.  Again, it’s full of hard landscaping, not very attractive at all…


The new layout won’t change drastically, but the planting will soften the overall look and feel of the space.

As you know, front gardens are a passion of mine, they’re so often overlooked.


The new plan will incorporate planting against the wall of the garage, probably with a small tree as well, and along the front of the house which can be seen from the kitchen table.

There are a few tweaks to be made to both the front and back plans, but the essence of each are now down on paper and I’m looking forward to the next stages of the design process.


From the drawing board: Concept sketches for a modified front garden in Surrey

0 Written by Lisa on 7th Feb 2012 in From the drawing board

On Friday I met with a local Interior Designer, who I work with quite regularly, to present the concept design idea for the new garage area at their home.  You may remember that I redesigned the couryard area outside their new office a while back.  The hard landscaped elements for the courtyard are finished and we will be ready to plant in the Spring.  Due to the expansion of their business, they will now be moving the office away from their home and this has created an opportunity to create a new garage area. Read more

From The Drawing Board: Concept Design and Sketches for Client in Sutton

0 Written by Lisa on 10th Oct 2011 in From the drawing board

Last week I presented a concept design and sketches to a client in Sutton.  Now that they have almost finished the redesign of their interior space, they wanted to look at the garden.  Because the only access to the back garden is through the house, they can’t put the hall flooring in until the garden has been finished so we are hoping to start the build before the end of October. 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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