Grow a Friendly Space


The landscaping should be sympathetic with the age and style of the house. Client is keen to replace the existing path with like-for-like. Would like to reduce wastage on site as much as possible. Would like the garden still feel very green. The hedge along left-hand boundary is to remain but the tree is to be removed.

Client would like the front boundary to be brick wall with railings. Requires dedicated bin area without screening. Would like the option to grow climbing plants around the doorway if possible.


The existing front wall will be removed and replaced with a new boundary comprising a low brick wall finished with a decorative wrought iron fence on top. A reproduction Victorian style pathway will lead from the street to the front door, comprised of red brick tile pavers in a herringbone pattern, with a decorative red and black tiled border. Deep planting beds to either side of this path will feature a central circular patio comprising grey sandstone setts installed in concentric circles. A planting bed in the centre of each circular patio will create a focal point. The left hand side of the garden adjoining the front boundary will be laid with sandstone setts to create a dedicated hardstanding for the client’s bins, with a wrought iron gate installed in the wall adjacent to the bins. A seating area on the right hand side of the space closer to the house will feature an elegant contemporary oiled hardwood bench, curved to follow the pattern of the sandstone sett paving.

The planting scheme will be of year round interest with herbaceous perennials set against a backbone of evergreen shrubs.

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