This design is based on a Regency, rococo-style drawing room, taking inspiration from the architecture of the house.

The white wall at the foot of the balcony stairs will be repainted and the existing York stone paving in the area directly adjoining the house will be cleaned with a pressure washer. The main body of the garden will feature paving laid in a ‘Regency Stripe’ motif, comprising random-lay ‘Mint Fossil’ sandstone slabs inlaid at 1 metre intervals with diagonal lines of 10cm x 15cm black limestone setts.

The paving will be enclosed with a low (15cm x 1m) raised bed running  around the boundary. The front of this bed will be clad with an exterior Regency-style skirting board, which will be painted a colour of the client’s choice. Planting will include a variety of climbers to adorn the boundary walls, big, blousy traditional English flowers, such as roses and peonies, with bay tree pyramids down each side bed to offer symmetry to the space.

The main garden will benefit from a suite of bespoke European Oak feature seats, inspired by Regency furniture with a modern slant. Designed with a variety of uses in mind, from relaxation and entertainment to home-working, the furniture will  comprise a large 4-poster style day bed, plus two saloon-style double chairs, also in the four-poster style. All seats will   come complete with all-weather cushions and a weatherproof chandelier suspended from it’s cross beam. The saloon chairs will also benefit from wide central armrests to allow the client to place a laptop for outdoor working on pleasant summer days. All three freestanding structures will measure 2 metres high and feature 60cm high (above the seat) vertical cladding to create the impression of wooden panelling in a Regency drawing room. A long, low coffee table will complete the suite. Flowering and scented climbers will be planted in cut-outs in the paving behind each seat to slowly create a canopy over the four-poster structures over time.

The entrance to the main garden will be framed by two stunning bespoke water features. Each feature will comprise a 2m high x 1m wide oak timber frame into which a set of weatherproof picture frames of various sizes will be suspended. A decorative feeder system, consisting of copper pipe and copper funnels, will run from the top of each frame to the bottom, with a series of 90 degree turns allowing the pipe work to dog-leg across the timber frame and through the decorative picture frames as it does so. The copper feeder pipes will empty into a raised brick-built pond constructed in front of each oak frame, to create a unique and eye-catching focal point the garden

The back bed will feature three 2m x 1m oak timber frames, onto which will be mounted perspex screens printed with images inspired by a Regency ‘Print Room’ on a damask wallpaper background, to create an elegant and unusual backdrop to the garden. The white painted wall in the lower area will be adorned with a series of Foamex panels printed with a picture frame motifs containing images of the client’s choice.


SPECIFICATION:Clearance and preparation
To comprise:
Remove existing low retaining wall across garden, including steps and foundation
Remove existing concrete slab in bottom left hand corner of garden
Remove plastic weed barrier covering main area of garden
Remove general garden waste
Clean existing paving with pressure washer
Make good existing paving where necessary
Re-paint white brick wall*
Level ground as necessary
Waste disposal (wait and load skip hire)
*Please Note: As the property is in a conservation area, it is the responsibility of the client to check whether local authority permission for painting the wall is
required and granted if necessary prior to work commencing. Earth Designs cannot take responsibility for any subsequent action or Local Authority orders if
necessary permissions are not sought by the client prior to work commencing.
Install ‘Regency Stripe’ style paving as per design. To comprise:
~ Construct low wall (approx 20cm high) across garden to retain change in ground level. Wall to be constructed from Yellow Stock bricks (to match existing
   boundary walls) on concrete foundations minimum 250mm deep
~ Excavate area to be paved to depth of approx 175mm below finished paving level (assumes some excavated soil will be used to fill proposed raised beds)
~ Install black limestone setts (150mm x 100mm) to cover approx. 53 lineal metres in stretcher patter (i.e. laid end-to-end) on mortar bed min. 50mm thick
~ Install MoT type 1 hardcore base at 100mm compacted thickness for sandstone paving
~ Install approximately 27 sq. metres Mint Fossil Indian sandstone paving in random lay pattern*
All materials for above
Waste disposal (excess soil and general waste)
* Paving to be laid on full mortar bed minimum 25mm thick. Mortar joints not more than 10mm. Paving to be laid with 1:80 run-off to step down
into lower section of garden adjoining house, to allow water drainage to existing drainage points.
Raised bed
Construct low (150mm) raised bed around main garden, as per design. To comprise:
Tanelith-e pressure treated timber (150mm x 25mm) for retaining wall
Tanelith-e pressure treated timber (75mm x 75mm) for retaining wall fixing posts (secured in ground at 1000mm spacings with 200mm concrete foundations)
Waterproof coating to protect rear of retaining wall from water damage
Polycarbonate regency-style skirting board to dress front of raised bed. Skirting board to be primed and painted a colour of the clients choice.
Exterior timber screws to secure
Soil to fill (assumes bed will be filled with soil taken from paving excavations)
Feature seating
Construct bespoke European Oak furniture as per design/visual. To comprise:
~ 1 x four poster-style day bed 2250mm x 1000mm x 2000mm (h). The bed base will be 500mm above ground level, with 600mm vertical cladding above to
   enclose three sides
~ 2 x four-poster style double saloon chairs (2500mm x 750mm x 2000mm (h). Each chair will be 1000mm wide with 500mm wide armrest in-between. As
   with the day-bed the seat will be 500mm above ground level with 600mm vertical cladding above to enclose three sides.
~ 1 x coffee table 2500mm x 1000mm x 500mm (h)
~ Weather-resistant cushions, including bolster arms and back-rest, for all seats and day bed
100mm x 100mm European Oak posts for corner posts, top beams, seat/bed base joists and rail to secure vertical cladding. Approx 110 lineal metres total
90mm x 25mm European Oak boards for vertical cladding, seat/bed base and horizontal cladding around bottom of seat/bed base. Approx. 200 lineal metres total.
Exterior fixings to construct
Supply and install cushions to fit
All materials and labour for above
Water Feature
Construct bespoke water feature as per design/visual. To comprise:
2 x European Oak timber frames with exterior picture frame in-lays (suspended with stainless steel wire) and decorative copper pipe/funnel feeder
system. Copper pipe feeder system to run from top of the timber frame to the bottom and empty into a brick clad pool below.
European Oak 100mm x 100mm for outer frame
Concrete to secure frame in-ground
Fixings for outer frame
Copper pipework, copper pipe clips, copper couplers (straight and elbow), 6 x copper tun dish (funnel) for decorative feeder
8 x exterior picture frames (various sizes) – 4 per feature
Fixings and wire to secure picture frames
Construct 2 x raised brick pond structure (approx 1000mm (l) x 830mm (w) x 400mm (d) per unit) on concrete foundations
Install 2 x large (800mm (l) x 630mm(w) x 380mm (d)) pre-formed reservoir inside brick ponds
Cap brick ponds with sandstone paving
Install 2 x pond pumps (with necessary tubing and connectors) – 1 per pool
All electrical installation materials, including armoured cable, weatherproof boxes, rcd and weatherproof switches as necessary*
Electrical installation by qualified electrician*
* All electrical materials to be suitable for exterior use and rated to IP68 where appropriate
** A copy of the appropriate NICEIC Domestic Electrical Installation Certificate will be given to the client on completion of the work. This certificate may be
combined with that for electrical installation undertaken elsewhere in the garden build
Perspex screens
Install printed perspex screens (2000mm (h) x 1000mm) in back bed and Foamex picture boards to white painted wall, as per design/visual. To comprise:
European oak posts (100mm x 100mm) in concrete foundations
3 x Perspex panels printed with images as selected*. The quoted cost allows for a different image per panel
8 x Foamex boards printed with images as selected* – varying sizes – largest 1000mm x 1000mm
Stainless steel screws and washers to secure
*Client to supply images at minimum 5MB image size per image
Install plants to all beds as per planting list in supplied design presentation. To include:
All plants
Decorative bark chips to mulch planting beds
Soil conditioner (chicken manure pellets)
Labour to install
Various lighting and electrical installation. To comprise:
~ 2 x low voltage pond lights for water feature pools (1 per pool)
~ 3 x Plexiglass Chandelier light with pendant drop style fairy lights
~ 1 x ‘Chandelier’ weatherproof fairy lights for railings around client’s exiting balcony
~ 8 x brass sign lights to illuminate Foamex boards on white painted wall (1 per board). It will not be possible to effectively channel the wall, so cabling will be
   visible. White UV/Heat resistant cable will be used to blend in with the white painted wall.
~ 20 x low voltage spotlights for planting beds
~ 3 x weatherproof double sockets installed in feature seating (1 per seat)
All necessary connectors, lamps (bulbs) and transformers for fittings
All electrical installation materials*, to include RCD, armoured cabling, weatherproof switches**, etc
Electrical installation by qualified electrician***
Labour to manually install fittings
* All electrical materials to be suitable for exterior use and rated to at least IP65 where appropriate
** The lights will be run on two separate circuits (i.e. there will be two switches, each controlling a selection of the lights. The division of lights between the
two circuits, and the exact location of the switches, will be determined on site and may be dependent on the recommendations of the electrician.
*** A copy of the appropriate NICEIC Domestic Electrical Installation Certificate will be given to the client on completion of the work
PLEASE NOTE: Wherever possible, all cabling and junction boxes will be hidden. However, due to wiring regulations and the nature of some of
the materials used, in some cases (such as on boundary wall, on perspex screen posts and within timber structures), this will not be possible and some
cables, boxes, etc may be visible. These will be made as inconspicuous and sympathetic with the style and finish of the garden as possible.
Storage unit
Construct low wooden storage unit (2600mm (l) x 1000mm (w) x 750mm (h)) along back wall of house as per design. To comprise:
Pressure treated softwood for frame
Oak deck boards to clad exposed sides and construct doors
Fixings, including stainless steel hinges and catch for doors
Exterior plywood, shed felt and sealant for roof
Acanthus mollis Beer’s Breeches
Akebia quinata Chocolate Vine
Buxus sempervirens Common Box Pyramid
Clematis Albiflora Alpine Clematis
Clematis Arctic Queen Clematis
Clematis Niobe Clematis
Clematis recta Purpurea Clematis
Clematis Warsaw Nike Clematis
Cordyline australis Red Star Cabbage Tree
Dryopteris filix-mas Dryopteridaceae
Kelways Glorious Peony
Langport Wren Bearded Iris
Lonicera henryi Honeysuckle
Lonicera japonica var repens Japanese Honeysuckle
Pachysandra terminalis Japanese Spurge