Garden Design project 

The Natural Cottage Garden

The brief for this garden was to design a space that attracted nature, bees, butterflies, birds to the garden along with a space to entertain, grow fruit and vegetables, and substantial borders full of cottage style planting. I designed this garden entirely by hand as its a much more organic process when you are working to a design full of natural curves and waves. The end result was a complete rethink of how the space in the garden could be used best and which delighted the clients. Watch the video below to see the transformation. 

Small Garden  
Planting design 

The brief for this project was to create a calm and tranquil space to relax in but to also still have space for entertaining and for the grandchildren to play. The clients had just moved into a new build so the space was a blank canvas. I decided to go with a simple circle lawn edged with a selection of large shrubs and perennials for year round interest and colour, with bulbs added for pops of colour in spring and summer and tall grasses punctuating the planting in later summer and autumn. The seedheads and grasses are left throughout winter for interest and accented with repeating Hebes which provide structure to the garden.