A Country House & Garden Restored

My clients were returning to engage my services for the third time, their new home very much a large project. The vicarage is a beautiful key property in the village but was in need of a great deal of TLC. The project started with the house and took just under 2 years. The final result…

A Garden For Family & Friends

I have a lovely history with this house and garden, I designed for my client’s mother when she lived there…and now I return to redesign for the changing times.  Key to this new design was that the garden had a connection to the new glazed extension. It also needed to create privacy given the level…

The Pergola Garden

My clients had a nicely proportioned garden space, but it felt disjointed and tired. My brief was to make the most of the space creating areas to relax and entertain. Key to the final garden were planting areas that would be easier to care for. A raised bed achieves this and frames the new patio areas.…

A Garden For Entertaining

A beautifully restored Victorian cottage, its owners now wanted to bring the same love and attention to the garden. Two main issues were obvious from first visit: the parking area dominated the garden. And this in turn meant the frequently used rear access was lost within the area.  My clients loved being out in the…

The Raised Patio Garden

A lovely house in Ampthill, needing a rear patio area; the house has a very distinctive style so everything we planned has been kept fairly simple to compliment the overall effect. Some levels issues to be improved to allow better use of space too. Survey Day… It is actually just part of a very large…

The Feature Pond Garden

A garden that was probably loved in years gone by – now under new ownership, my clients keen to get it back under control and add their own stamp to it. On survey day- overgrown and tired but a lovely space just waiting for redesign. It was very hard in feel, and the clients were…

The Hot Tub Garden

A small walled space forming just part of the overall garden; changes to the house would allow better use of this space. It had a wonderful stacked stone wall but also many issues such as an oil tank to screen and a difficult shape. My clients wanted to have a new hot tub and create…

A Modern Japanese Themed Garden

A very large garden, the client requested a contemporary themed garden with a Japanese feel, but with one area much more in keeping with the Japanese ethos of garden design….his secret garden. It was a large house with an equally large garden, which swept around the plot. The glazed link between the older and newer…

The Outdoor Room

A nice sized plot that was basically a blank canvas – the clients wanted to make a garden they could use more and enjoy entertaining and relaxing in. This garden went on to win a Association Of Professional Landscapers Award in 2018 for a Best Hard Landscaping category awarded to Habitat Landscapes Ltd. Adding recently…