Project Description

Front Garden Design

in East London


earth designs
This client called us in following completion of her back harden to refresh and revive the front garden space. She lives in a well known house in Walthamstow village and wanted to smarten up the outside space. She wanted to retain the exiting wisteria and traditional look of the property but ensure it had year round interest and a bit more structure as well as being low maintenance.


We decided to introduce paving to the space. The client wanted to retain the hedge running along the front boundary. We included some height by using an Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’.  We needed to address people cutting across the driveway to the front door so designed two large railway sleeper raised beds to discourage people from accessing the front there. Paving was installed across the whole space – Indian sandstone? To create and low maintenance option that was sympathetic with the age of the property. Evergreen shrubs were the main focus of the planting with the emphasis on leaf colour shape and texture to provide year round interest and shape. Interspersed with long flowering perennials were to provided season interest and pops of colour as the year progressed. The main feature of the space was a modern twist on a traditional Victorian tiles pathway. A bold geometric design black and white pathway lead up the bright yellow door, which nodded toward the traditional architecture of the house but with a quirky twist.

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