Tapestry Garden - Petts Wood

Design Brief

A much-loved but tired looking garden in Petts Wood was in need of a major rejuvenation. There were a number of key features worth keeping such as the mature trees and existing terrace but the garden felt as if it was split into two halves without clearly connected spaces.

The brief required that the garden be redesigned bearing in mind the parts which already worked and introducing new planting areas of different characters, combined with a means of enjoying the garden from many different angles.

Here is how the garden looked beforehand

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And once we were finished...

Pathways converge on the long border

Pathways converge on the long border

With new planting, wonderful new pathways and a selective removal of unwanted trees to open up the views the garden took on a whole new lease of life. By weaving the new garden into the framework of the existing one, it is possible to have the best of both worlds, a mature structure with fresh, new, vibrant planting which explodes with colour through the year
Drought tolerant planting

Drought tolerant planting

Garden sculptures

Garden sculptures

Garden sculptures sit in amongst the planting, providing a focal point to reflect the peaceful atmosphere in the garden
Pathways leading to seating

Pathways leading to seating

Stunning shade planting

Stunning shade planting

Creative planting in the drought tolerant garden

Creative planting in the drought tolerant garden

Summer colour Echinaceas

Summer colour Echinaceas

Carefully selected shade-tolerant woodland species

Carefully selected shade-tolerant woodland species

The long border

The long border

Sandstone paving

Sandstone paving

Grape vine on a pergola

Grape vine on a pergola

Sample Plants

Centaurea 'Amethyst Dream', Corydalis 'Berry Exciting', Populus 'Purple Tower', Salvia 'Penny's Smile', Persicaria 'Golden Arrow', Heuchera 'Marmalade', Tiarella 'Spring Symphony', Alnus incana 'Aurea'

Materials

Sandstone paving, trellis panels, contemporary furniture and LED lighting

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