Garden design for a private residential Edwardian home - Berkshire

A design for a gardener's garden

The brief for the garden was to rework the planting in the garden and create useable space in key areas in the garden. Main issues to overcome in the design were the distant traffic noise, lack of seating in the shade, and lack of garden lighting for evening entertainment.
Inspiration was taken from the original window frames of the Edwardian property with arc details reflected in the design layout. We worked closely with the client to develop a modern cottage planting palette incorporating some existing specimen plants with sentimental value. The colour scheme was predominantly whites, pinks and purples with, green, silver grey foliage. The depth of the borders allowed us to play with some large robust herbaceous planting including cardoons and angelica.

A riven sandstone paving was chosen with hues of soft greys and purples to set off the foliage. Oak was used in the construction of the pergola, to silver with age and support grape vines and wisteria to provide shade alongside two table-top London plane trees.
An aged fountain and trough were added against the garden wall to distract from the distant sound of traffic, whilst feeding a rill running through the paving into a formal pond. A lighting scheme has extended hours of use in the garden whilst adding drama to key features - the beautiful copper fittings help create a timeless look.

“From site preparation (a neglected plot) to a sympathetically designed garden InsideOut Garden Design have offered a first class service and more than matched the brief we set in the summer of 2012.
Jamie and Iván have been organized, friendly, informative and professional.”


Project duration: 5-6 months

Size of project: 900m²

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