garden designer and artist
carol whitehead contemporary garden designer and artist
garden designer and artist

Category Archives: romantic escape

relaxed planting on an old priory site

relaxed planting on an old priory site

The route around the garden of brick and paved paths leads to various seating locations. A new lawn gives breathing space from the plant densely planted borders. A fresh green beech hedge provides cool screening in summer and warming tones in autumn. Deciduous trees and shrubs are used as focal plants… >>>

through the looking glass: a surreal garden of distortion and scale

through the looking glass: a surreal garden of distortion and scale

A sense of child-like fun leads this fantasy town garden project. The client’s obsession with the story of Alice in Wonderland led Carol to prune and train the four metre Taxus baccata bush into a rabbit form. Pruning topiary in this way takes a few years. The skill is to stylise the shape simply into the desired form. This ‘White Rabbit’ ended up reminiscent of the Playboy logo but this adds to the fun aspect of the living sculpture. It was a garden for ‘grown-ups’. >>>

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