Grow a Friendly Space


These clients wish to improve the appearance of their tired and shady front garden to create a warm, more stylish entrance to the house. They would like direct access between the driveway and the front garden. They would like a traditional feel to the design, with wrought iron gates and railings and a Victorian style tiled pathway. The property suffers from a lack of privacy from the front so the design should include some screening to prevent passers-by and traffic being able to look directly into the house windows.


A new low front wall will be constructed from yellow stock bricks, topped with a Victorian style wrought iron railing with fleur de lis finials. Three large standard holly trees positioned along the rear of the wall will help mask the view into the front of the house. A new pathway finished with geometric black and white patterned tiles will lead up to the front door.

The middle of the garden will feature a formal layout, with a specimen acer tree installed in the centre of a small patio laid with York stone paving in a random pattern. Japanese holly topiary balls will be installed in beds at each corner of the central patio. All beds will be edged with traditional style rope edging.

The driveway to the left hand side will also be paved with Yorkstone so it can be used with vehicles, and a gate installed in the side wall to allow access directly through the front garden to the door. The planting will be made up of shade loving shrubs, a lot of evergreens with a focus on texture and leaf shape.

family garden design
family garden design