A period property In Epsom which had quite established planting, but was starting to look tired, overgrown and there where privacy issues, especially at the back.
The garden design was to be mainly plant orientated, with some structural hard landscaping, which should include a pond. The privacy issues, especially at the back had to be addressed.
The planting style was to be contemporary cottage.
Greening up the back wall by building a series of deep planters, giving the conditions for substantial planting. The central focal point on the back wall is the high planter above the water basin, with a copper water blade; the structure is softened by over hanging Acers. A short fence is on top of the wall, enabling climbers to ramble through the structure.
The circular pond acts as a central focal point from the house and from the arbour in the dappled shade. The curved retaining wall around the pond with a grass seating ledge on top, acts as additional seating. The new planting bed by the existing patio brings colour into the house with transparent cottage style planting. The front garden entrance is likewise an exuberant chaos of cottage style planting.
Aylwin produced a marvellous design for our garden, including both hard landscaping to deal with a sloping site and a planting plan that is still delivering delight eight years later. His design has been low – maintenance, yet luscious, given us colour and interest in all seasons and he has been with us every step of the way from finding us contractors through to providing the day-to-day expertise and practical hands on help to develop the garden.