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A Town Garden

This is quite an unusual town garden which wraps around the house. None of the areas are very big but they go around almost three and half sides of the property creating a challenging design commission for me but, one with lots of possibilities.     The client wanted water features, places to entertain, somewhere […]

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A Garden Revisited

I recently went back to visit a small garden we created in Cambridge in early 2014. It was designed to be very low maintenance and included easy care smooth paving and artificial grass. Beds and borders were minimised but the whole design was set at an angle so that the borders would still have some […]

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Work on an estate in Norfolk

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I have been commissioned to design the garden for an estate in Norfolk. Formerly a farmhouse, this has been a residential home for a few decades. The existing grounds where badly neglected prior to being taken on by the current owners and even after examining the site carefully it is apparent that the grounds and […]

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Another Cambridge Town Garden

May 2014 saw the completion of this small Cambridge Garden. The design brief was to create a very low maintenance garden, the rest was left up to me.  

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TOWN GARDEN DESIGN AND LANDSCAPING. CAMBRIDGE, CAMBRIDGESHIRE.

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Town garden Design and Landscaping. Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. This property has a fairly small garden, or should that be gardens? It wraps around the property on three side and with a boundary very close to the house on all sides, it is effectively three small gardens, linked by two long pathways. it was decided that the […]

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CREATING A LARGE GARDEN FROM SCRATCH

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Creating a Large Garden From Scratch This project on a large garden near Huntingdon and St Ives in Cambridgeshire took quite some time to get into shape and when we first visited this site it was a field with a horse grazing in it and full of weeds and very overgrown, there was also a […]

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SMART CONTEMPORARY TOWNHOUSE GARDEN

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Smart Contemporary Townhouse Garden With space for building at a premium there has been an increase in townhouses being built with tiny gardens, to maximise the number of properties on a plot. Despite their small size these gardens have an important place in townhouse living. Of course owners want to make the most of the […]

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QUIRKY AND FUNCTIONAL TOWN GARDEN, CAMBRIDGE CITY

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Smart and Functional This small town garden was looking very grotty when I first visited. The paving was badly installed, dirty and had a severe infestation of weeds. Other than the paving there was nothing of note anywhere in the garden. This small courtyard cried out for a designers touch. The budget was modest but […]

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Traditional Formal Garden

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Traditional, Formal Garden This design was created for a couple who wanted a very traditional, formal style garden for their new build home in Cambourne Cambridgeshire As a plant lover this is one of my favorites, the client has maintained it to a very high standard and it is always a delight to visit and […]

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Townhouse Gardens

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With more pressure on available land for housing there a been a resurgence in the trend to go up! Only this time its not high rise multi occupancy tower blocks, it is instead three and four story single occupancy townhouses. The imperative to get the most from the limited land available also means that the gardens attached to properties tend […]

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