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

diamonds are forever: echoes of a grand design

Front garden in Islington with zig zag path and planting by Carol Whitehead garden design
Box hedging parterre in front garden with zig zag path by Carol Whitehead garden design
Queen of Night tulips in front garden by Carol Whitehead garden design
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A professional couple desired a plant-focused front garden design and so a scheme was devised to complement the grand style of their 1840’s town house. The layout inspiration was taken from the original feature windows and a series of diagonal diamond patterns were created for side paths and box parterre layout. The clipped box gives the structural value to the planting and in filled with soft herbaceous plants. Sandstone paths create a warm welcoming surface to the front steps underpinning the zig-zag pattern making this a distinctive entrance to this listed building.

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“We noticed people stopping by and pointing out our front garden – made us feel proud.” Mary and Adrienne, Islington

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