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This was the perfect muddy mess. For a garden designer the worst a garden is the better as the transformation is that more satisfying.At first we thought to entirely plant up the area but my clients decided they wanted to keep maintenance and costs down and introduce some lawn. I think this was a great idea as the green, clean space and curvaceous beds brings out the delicate beauty of the plantsWe used lots of bright, Mediterranean perennials in the front borders with more English shady lo...
I love Before and After photos. It reminds me of the chaos a garden was in when I first arrived and how I had to stretch my imagination to have a vision of a more beautiful space.Being a garden designer in Brighton means I have my fair share of small gardens to design and by far they are the hardest as every material and detail needs to be thought through.I was helped by my clients in this instance as their brief was a tropical atmosphere and they had already chosen a very clean, interesting loo...
A garden design for the front of a house has to serve many purposes.It needs to be welcoming with colourful planting planned throughout the growing season.It should have some strong structure both to tie in with the solidness of the house and to look good in the winter months.It also needs to compliment the look of the house. Sometimes that is choosing a blousy, breezy garden design to balance the hardness of the house's facade or much more formal shapes to garnish the house with a formal p...