This front garden was large but dated, with a tall hedge darkening the entrance, concrete paving, and disparate planting. The clients wanted a contemporary makeover to create a welcoming entrance to their property, whilst giving practical consideration to access for a cherry picker when the cladding needed to be renovated.
A strong porcelain paving was chosen in a complementary tone to the brickwork, with striking detailing in a contrasting black basalt sett. This combination of modern and traditional materials ensures that the new design fits into its surroundings.
A mix of ferns, grasses and foliage plants look cool in the shady area near the house, and particular attention was given to bronze tones to accentuate the paving. Topiarised evergreen balls are combined with a palette of purple perennials and ornamental grasses to create a stunning scheme to soften the hard landscaping.