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From the drawing board: an intimate courtyard garden in Bletchingley

0 Written by Lisa on 17th Jun 2014 in From the drawing board

Bletchingley courtyard Lisa Cox Garden Designs

You may remember me blogging the concept design for this project a couple of months ago but I thought I’d share the designs again as well as some quick photos I took yesterday after I’d finished planting.

It was a quite a job to take all the soil etc. through the house but I’m really pleased with the finished garden and, most importantly, so is my client who was a very happy lady when I left yesterday.

Here’s a reminder of how it looked before…

Bletchingley courtyard garden before redesign Lisa Cox Designs

A rather uninspiring space for a new-build property.  My client, Janet, felt as though she was sitting in a shed when she went out there.

The plan was to create a garden that was almost over planted – full of lush flowers and foliage and plenty of scent.  So I designed the garden with a view to it looking like this…

Bletchingley courtyard sketch Lisa Cox Garden Designs

…and this is the same view now that the planting has been completed…

Courtyard garden Bletchingley Lisa Cox Designs

All we need now is a bit of time for everything to fill out.

The other side of the garden is home to the swing seat and this too was rather uninspiring…

Bletchingley garden before redesign Lisa Cox Designs

It was my vision that you’d feel as though you were sitting amongst the planting…

Bletchingley courtyard garden sketch Lisa Cox Designs

…and I think we’ve managed to achieve it…

New courtyard garden Bletchingley Lisa Cox Designs

The trellis in itself adds some texture and takes away from the vast expanse of fencing, but this will eventually be covered in plants and you’ll see very little of it.

Bletchingley courtyard swing seat Lisa Cox Garden Designs

The large blue urns need a bit of time to weather in with a good shower of rain and of course it would be fabulous to fast forward a year!

But I’m very happy with the result and look forward to popping back in a few weeks time to see how the garden is settling in.

Groups of pots Bletchingley courtard garden Lisa Cox Desins

Bletchingley courtyard garden Lisa Cox Designs

Rosa Ballerina Courtyard garden Bletchingley isa Cox Designs



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The June stars of my garden

0 Written by Lisa on 11th Jun 2014 in Plants

Lavandula angustifolia Hidcote Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Hasn’t it been fabulous to spend some time outside over the past week or so.  My garden this year has gone bonkers, I think because until now we’ve had quite a lot of rain.  But there’s lots in flower so I thought I’d share some pictures of the stars of the show at the moment. Read more

From the drawing board: A garden with “wow” factor…2 years on…

8 Written by Lisa on 27th Aug 2012 in From the drawing board

One of the first blog posts I ever wrote featured a courtyard garden I designed for a client in Reigate.  Whilst the build was in full swing my client was swept off her feet and by the end of the project she had accepted a proposal of marriage and decided to sell the house. 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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