This garden is long and narrow and the shape was emphasised by the overgrown hedges at the sides, making it appear even narrower. The owners wanted a lovely garden to come home to and relax in. They wanted places to sit in the sun and the shade and a lawn, surrounded by an abundant cottage garden. They were keen to block the view of the neighbouring property. This garden called for an inspiring design that worked with and transformed the shape.
The Master Layout Plan shows how exciting a long narrow garden can be! The shape looks so different with this design and the whole space looks larger. The house is on the left of the plan. Near the house there is a dining terrace large enough for eight people to enjoy a meal. There is a pergola in the corner giving a shady place to sit. There is a small terrace towards the far end giving somewhere to enjoy some sunshine. The triangular borders are full of cottage garden style plants. At the far end the planting becomes a bit more wild with lots of grasses which will move in the breeze.
What did the owners say?
“I would absolutely recommend you – the price seems very good value. The plans are comprehensive and the whole process is very thoughtful and not rushed. You have an abundance of knowledge and great ideas.”
The owners wanted a colour scheme based around purples, whites and yellows. This was the mood board I used to discuss and explore ideas for the plants that we could use to bring their garden to life. Amongst the plant ideas are a couple of trees that we could use to screen the view at the far end of the garden.