J&V

It’s been a wonderful adventure

It’s been a wonderful adventure but it’s time to move on to a new one…. Jill and I have been very fortunate to have not just survived but flourished as a partnership for over 15 years, with lots of laughs and fun along the way as well as many challenges too. I’m immensely proud of…

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Riverside

Riverside We were asked to design a scheme to link this very modern house to its very natural setting; the planting needed to cope with the extremes of wet and dry seasonal conditions on the site. Dramatic naturalistic planting blends with the riverside setting and a gravel herb garden anchors the house to its surroundings.… Details
Blurring boundaries

Country Curves

Country Curves Our clients wanted a garden which provided a link between the contemporary styling chosen for the house and the rural setting. Hard landscape materials compliment the dramatic styling of the house with naturalistic planting and soft grassy paths that follow the contours of the garden. A sunken seating area with dramatic wrap-around retaining… Details
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Linking Spaces

Linking Spaces A divided garden was re-connected to create an open but interesting contemporary space. Level changes were punctuated with a dramatic black pergola that reflects the strong architecture of the house and the existing vegetable garden was relocated and screened from the main garden with a new beech hedge and a box hedge re-planted…
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Traditional Country

Traditional Country This pretty cottage desperately needed entertaining space. We created a sunken terrace  surrounded with lavender on the sheltered south side,  a pergola walk to the original gateway and a new rose garden to view from the sitting room. The narrow path on the north side of the house side was widened and softened…
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Small Town Garden

Small Town Garden Our brief was to create a garden with an interesting pattern when viewed from above, with a generous seating area and attractive planting. The decking was a good solution to cover an existing concrete patio which would have been expensive to remove because of the difficult access to the garden. Even in…