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Category Archives: on the water front

a low impact garden design

a low impact garden design

A low impact garden design, generously planted for wildlife focus. In this design I have created a strong circular layout that underpins the paths and patio features, creating rhythm and movement throughout the space. The curved intersections into each patio create a grounded sense of calm in which to observe the wildlife present in the… >>>

wildlife ponds in small gardens

wildlife ponds in small gardens

Wildlife ponds in small gardens are enchanting. Water is the key to life so I love to included them in my garden designs because they encourage wildlife activity. The water surface provide an exciting dimension to a small garden. The surface reflections mirror the sky and attracts light, insects and birds into the space. A… >>>

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

I designed this wildlife garden in Worthing, West Sussex. The brief was to introduce vertical interest within an empty ‘L’ shaped garden. The clients love Monet’s Giverny gardenĀ and they wished the design to include a sense of this garden’s opulent planting and water. Trees dominate the boundary, and provide an essential shelter belt to filter… >>>

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 >>>

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