Remodelling a garden with a new front and extending the rear with seeded lawns, patio and pergola
The setting is an enviable combination of meadow grassland and deciduous woodland. Landscaping was part of a major renovation project. The garden was originally enclosed with a wooden screen fence fronting the drive and laid out with gravel paths. Old shrubs around the fencing and in front of the deck hid the property. The brief was specific. The front garden was to be changed completely to give more visibility to the house from the drive and to get away from the cottage look. With the exception of a Japanese Acer and an ornamental Cherry, all the shrubs had to go. The fencing and gates were repositioned and replaced with a more open style. The garden area at the side of the house was to be extended into an adjacent meadow. The extended garden was to be graded to a higher level and have a new patio and pergola.