Small Urban Garden
Here a formal design was requested that needed to be in keeping with the early 20th century Edwardian style of the property. The client wished for a low maintenance garden, scented planting and a space for dining with friends. Some existing features had to be incorporated in the design such as an antique sundial and an existing and rather attractive larch tree. The rear of the property also needed shielding from a neighbouring property.
The design is based on a symmetrical layout providing four planting quadrants edged by Buxus sempervirens and formed adjacent to a brick herringbone path and dining area (the property is brick built). The antique sundial is centred in the layout. Ideally suited to an urban layout and with excellent foliage and fruit, Sorbus vilmorinii provide the screening of the adjacent property. Jasminum x stephanense, Rosa 'Seagull', Lonicera japonica 'Halliana' and Rosa 'Felicite Perpetue' provide scent as well as helping to diminish the impact of the boundary. Three seated areas provide opportunity for different perspectives of the garden. The formal symmetrical layout and use of brick for the paving tie in the Edwardian theme throughout.