Sue Gilbert - Gardens by Design

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A Garden For A House with History

The home of my clients has an important history going back many years as a feature property, but also has been added to over the years. The garden was letting a lovely home down and the old wall line left them very exposed to the road with no clear front door route.

Survey day- the road cut the clients front garden in two, leaving them very exposed to a busy road.Survey day- the road cut the clients front garden in two, leaving them very exposed to a busy road.

The front door was lost within the space due to the strange wall line which divided the house in half. The front door was lost within the space due to the strange wall line which divided the house in half.

It was a lovely sized garden, but didn't flow at all... both paving materials and some planting was very tired looking.It was a lovely sized garden, but didn't flow at all... both paving materials and some planting was very tired looking.

A space that could be lovely with a bit of TLC. The client had already been very busy clearing a great deal of overgrown shrubs etc.A space that could be lovely with a bit of TLC. The client had already been very busy clearing a great deal of overgrown shrubs etc.

This was the back door, but many people thought it was the front door, due to the poorly defined routes. This was the back door, but many people thought it was the front door, due to the poorly defined routes.

No more road to look at; all the house is now contained within its boundary. No more road to look at; all the house is now contained within its boundary.

A softer path leads you to the front door, and a new main gate at the end allows access from that side too. A softer path leads you to the front door, and a new main gate at the end allows access from that side too.

The feature bed and path by conservatory also ensures the primary path is that to the front door.The feature bed and path by conservatory also ensures the primary path is that to the front door.

The much softer path really allows the conservatory to stand out. The much softer path really allows the conservatory to stand out.

A old well 'discovered' during works; a feature now made of it- it is having a lovely designed metal cover set on it soon. The old building was a little shed- now the 'pub' for entertaining.A old well 'discovered' during works; a feature now made of it- it is having a lovely designed metal cover set on it soon. The old building was a little shed- now the 'pub' for entertaining.

A new patio area and fitted seating which will get plenty of sun. A new patio area and fitted seating which will get plenty of sun.

A new view across the garden showing how the lawn and planting areas flow...A new view across the garden showing how the lawn and planting areas flow...