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
And once we were finished...
Pathways converge on the long border
Drought tolerant planting
Pathways leading to seating
Stunning shade planting
Creative planting in the drought tolerant garden
Summer colour Echinaceas
Carefully selected shade-tolerant woodland species
The long border
Grape vine on a pergola
Centaurea 'Amethyst Dream', Corydalis 'Berry Exciting', Populus 'Purple Tower', Salvia 'Penny's Smile', Persicaria 'Golden Arrow', Heuchera 'Marmalade', Tiarella 'Spring Symphony', Alnus incana 'Aurea'
Sandstone paving, trellis panels, contemporary furniture and LED lighting