Sue Gilbert - Gardens by Design

Sue Gilbert Gardens by Design

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The Front Garden

A shared front garden area, my clients sort to both give their home kerb appeal but also define it as their space; it also needed to provide a route to the side of the house.

Survey day- very tired and poor paving and grass which was challenging to look after.Survey day- very tired and poor paving and grass which was challenging to look after.

It wasn't clear where the client's garden ended and their neighbour's began.It wasn't clear where the client's garden ended and their neighbour's began.

Main landscaping in; ready to plant.Main landscaping in; ready to plant.

I used driveway setts to define the main routes and a short cut in stepping stones to the parking area too. The client's garden is now clearly defined.I used driveway setts to define the main routes and a short cut in stepping stones to the parking area too. The client's garden is now clearly defined.

The planting is all low and whispy and easy to care for.The planting is all low and whispy and easy to care for.

A trellis panel and obelisx add height and screening; painted a pretty colour to complement the house.A trellis panel and obelisx add height and screening; painted a pretty colour to complement the house.

Stepping stones in gravel avoid the front feeling too hard with all hard surfaces.Stepping stones in gravel avoid the front feeling too hard with all hard surfaces.

Gentle, soft and low planting breaks up the space and the view line.Gentle, soft and low planting breaks up the space and the view line.