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carol whitehead contemporary garden designer and artist
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Category Archives: on the water front

garden structure in the snow

garden structure in the snow

A dusting of snow puts emphasis the structural bones of a garden to dramatic effect. The wildlife garden I designed at worthing looks like a theatrical set in the dark, in this photograph my clients sent over during the winter. Looks like a Wagnerian character is about to enter stage right! All three gardens are… >>>

contemporary terrace in rotherfield

contemporary terrace in rotherfield

I designed this contemporary terrace in Rotherfield in East Sussex. A steeply graded garden that was uncomfortable and dangerous to walk through has been transformed with safer steps and rendered walls. Water curtain features installed into two retaining terrace walls create a cooling effect on the hot sunny patio levels. The walls are rendered to… >>>

wildlife garden in worthing

wildlife garden in worthing

Carol was hired to design a wildlife garden in Worthing, West Sussex. The design focused on creating vertical interest within the empty ‘L’ shaped space. Surrounding boundary trees dominate the garden and provide essential filtering of the coastal winds from the beach, only a block away. To break up the existing leylandii screen and mature deciduous… >>>

secret garden, norwich

secret garden, norwich

The successful layout of this secret garden was finally achieved by creating bold paths, safe changes of levels, seating spaces and integral pond >>>

ornamental kitchen garden: sustenance in the city

ornamental kitchen garden: sustenance in the city

This ornamental kitchen garden is featured as a case study in a recent Frances Lincoln publication called New Small Garden, written by Noel Kingsbury. Space is premium in these Victorian terraced houses urban Hackney, so every part of the design must earn its place. An asymmetrical garden design layout was used for this urban kitchen garden with paths… >>>

kwai’s space: an artist’s chinese stroll garden

kwai’s space: an artist’s chinese stroll garden

Kwai, a fine art painter, needed an artist’s garden: a quiet contemplative space in which she could draw and also entertain. The garden was dedicated to the client’s late mother who originated from Hong Kong and the planting was to reflect this. Carol chose the traditional theme of the Chinese Stroll Garden loosely based on… >>>

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