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Garden Design Dorset

  RECENTLY COMPLETED PROJECTS

LYDGATE
Milford-On-Sea, Hampshire

Coastal planting is a real challenge - incessant wind and salt to deal with. And gardens don't come much more coastal than this lovely project just finished out in Milford-On-Sea in Hampshire. With an infinity swimming pool, raised hardwood deck, colourful perennial long borders and lovely new lawns, the clients can now just sit back and enjoy that amazing view across to The Needles and the Isle of Wight
  
RIVER WAY
Christchurch, Dorset


This contemporary, low-maintenance garden in Christchurch, designed to relax, dine and entertain in, includes new lawns, bespoke pergola with scented climbers, water fountain, natural stone patios, vegetable garden and potting shed. With lovely colourful planting beds of perennials and specimen olive tree, this garden looks cool, calm and inviting for a nice glass of something bubbly at the end of a day's work
  
WICKLEA ROAD
Bournemouth, Dorset


Really lovely Thai-inspired courtyard garden for this smart contemporary town house, including Zen boulders and acer specimens, lush tropical planting with a quiet seating space for meditation, stone patio with fire pit, artificial lawn, hammocks, stone paver paths, hardwood deck, western red cedar trellis for screening with bespoke outdoor shower and gym
  
PETERSFIELD ROAD
Boscombe East, Bournemouth

Economical use of space and materials was required in this small town front garden. Elements include olive trees, photinia hedge, clipped boxwood, limestone blocks, LED lighting and bespoke containers with standard bay. Lovely double-skinned brick wall with bespoke iron railings, black coated for elegant simplicity, with slate house number built into the front pillar
  
COUNTRY ESTATE
New Forest, Hampshire

This New Forest estate includes a tennis court, green oak framed and western red cedar tennis pavilion, extensive lighting scheme, luscious perennial Long Borders, reclaimed York patio, mown-grass paths, brick and oak pergola, gardener's compost and utility area, premium new lawns, bespoke 'plantation teak' garden furniture, extensive tree works, instant hedging and horticultural consultancy throughout the estate
  
COMPTON AVENUE
Canford Cliffs, Dorset

This beautifully refurbished house, with enviable views across the golf course, needed a family-friendly garden to match. We stripped out an old, broken-down children's playhouse and built in its place a lovely woodland planting area with a Betula utilis var. jacquemontii grove, trompe d'oeil, new premium lawn, sleeper planting beds featuring olive trees, stunning acers specimens and drifts of colourful perennials.
  
QUEENS PARK AVENUE
Queens Park, Bournemouth

A lovely courtyard garden for clients sharing part of their space with another apartment, allowing them to enjoy some sunshine and al fresco dining in private. Elements include a riven sandstone patio, herb garden and rasied sleeper beds featuring a stunning Magnolia stellata specimen. Sleeper steps lead to an upper patio and planting beds, closeboard fencing covered in scented climbers, and timber gate.
  
HUF HAUS
Sandbanks, Poole

This Huf needed an equally impressive set of gardens. Using a series of smooth-rendered terrace walls, we ran a stunning water wall from the top through four 'rain-chain' sluices into a rill at the bottom. With two floating hardwood decks, astonishing night lighting, a Betula utilis var. jacquemontii arboretum and colourful tropical planting throughout, the gardens are now a match for the haus.

DAIRY FARM LODGE
Charlton Marshall, Dorset

The clients were looking for a place where they could relax by day and entertain by night. Their love of Provence in France is reflected in the simple yet elegant planting schemes. Hand-carved Indian stone walls are washed in bespoke colour-changing LEDs, as is the swimming pool and red cedar pool house. The acre of grounds also feature various spectacular olive groves, hand-picked specimens from Seville.

AVON RUN ROAD
Avon Beach, Christchurch

Undoubtedly one of the finest views across the bay, this house was in need of completely new gardens, both back and front. In particular, the clients were desperately in need of fantastic quality lawns where their children could play safely. In addition, we included generous planting beds with all year colour and interest, new fences and gates, and a large stone patio and pergola for entertaining.

CELTIC CRESCENT
Dorchester, Dorset

Contemporary party garden for highly sociable professional couple, featuring bespoke stainless steel water feature, crisp white rendered walls, tropical planting with glorious acer specimens, composite decking for ease of maintenance, hardwood pergola with scented climbers and cool white night lighting. An artificial lawn, while not suitable for everyone - was a perfect choice for this partying couple!

WELLINGTON ROAD
Poole, Dorset

Beautifully refurbished house in need of new front and back gardens. Front garden comprised of elegant natural stone block pavers and planting beds, brick wall and railings. The steeply sloping back garden was resolved using luscious planting terraces, with patios, raised vegetable garden, sunken trampoline, new closeboard fencing and LEDs throughout the gardens.

WROXHAM ROAD
Poole, Dorset

This professional couple with a young baby needed a child-friendly garden with a brand new lawn, where they could also entertain their friends and family in the evenings. The design comprised sandstone paths and raised decking with inset LED and safety railings and gate. A hand-carved swing seat for two, pergola and raised planting beds complete the look.

SEACOTE ROAD
Hengistbury Head, Dorset

Stylish urban courtyard, designed to maximise space and create a tranquil space to relax in. The garden featured raised and rendered walls, stainless steel planters with mature olive trees, walter wall with letterbox, aromatic and sophisticated planting schemes, built-in red cedar seating and fencing and amber and warm white LED lighting scheme.

GLEBE FARM
Cranborne Chase, West Wiltshire

Stunning 20-acre farmyard, with out-buildings, courtyard and amazing views across the Dorset countryside. Contemporary 'floating' hardwood deck leads to grand, bespoke front door, water 'moat' surrounds the front of the property with central stainless steel water feature and pebbles. Raised brick tropical and exotic planting beds, feature monoliths, patio for morning sun and elegant LEDs throughout.

ALL SAINTS SCHOOL
Sherborne, Dorset

The design comprised a beautiful, all-year-round outdoor classroom with cedar shingle roof, theatre stage and adventure playground (including bespoke sandpit boats, 'lifebuoy' planters and treasure chest seating) for this lovely rural Dorset school. Also includes several tree log trail and story-telling areas for young and old alike!

ORMONDE ROAD
Branksome Park, Poole

A stunning contemporary house that needed new front, back and side gardens to match. Top quality materials were specified, including limestone paving. The gardens features a sunken jacuzzi and marine decking, raised and rendered walls with mature olives and pencil cypress trees, two bespoke water features, sunny screens, glass cube sauna, steam room, and colour-changing LEDs throughout.

UPPER ADDISON, W14
London


A run-down urban courtyard in one of London's most exclusive areas, we rejuvenated the space with a formal scheme. Designed for privacy and to create the illusion of space, we used pleached mallus as our backdrop and an antique tromp d'oeil gave the impression of a vista beyond the gate. Stone paving, over-sized buxus balls and a stunning lighting scheme for evening entertaining completed the make-over.

WESTERN AVENUE
Branksome Park, Poole

A fantastic project to design a one-acre garden in a beautiful, sylvan setting. Elements created included a formal Rose Garden, Regency Kitchen Garden, Jurassic Fernery, Japanese Acer Dell, Sunken Garden, large naturalistic pond and woodland walks with azaleas, camellias, snowdrops and bluebells.


HURN WAY
Christchurch, Dorset


A large, characterless space is transformed into a chic, modern family garden. A swimming pool, tree-house and sunken trampoline are included in the design, as well as lots of soft planting, in-built LEDs and a beautiful hardwood deck as somewhere for the grown-ups to entertain.

CREATE 09
London


A community-arts project entitled 'Rooted In The Earth' for the five host boroughs of the 2012 Olympics, in association with leading artist Joshua Sofaer. The five displays covered over 140 square meters in London parks and included more than 55,000 individual plants! We are proud to have been involved in this uplifting community project, celebrating some very moving human stories.

ALYTH ROAD
Talbot Woods, Bournemouth

Total redesign of this large corner plot, including sunken jacuzzi, summer house, hardwood decking, bespoke green oak pergola, naturalistic pond and water feature, new lawn and edgings, golf driving range, modern tropical planting and dramatic night lighting.

LONNEN ROAD
Colehill, Dorset

A big challenge to create a beautiful and practical garden to accommodate a family with a wheelchair-bound child. Access and safety were critical for the design of this steeply-sloping site. Elements included a special sunken trampoline, health spa annexe, water feature with specially adapted bridge, soft scented planting and stunning lighting.

BARNARDO'S
Ferndown, Dorset

The second garden of five Janine and team are designing for the children's charity. The theme of the Ferndown Gardens is 'by the seaside', and includes a sandpit boat, treasure chests, giant seashell mosaics and a colourful beach hut. A huge 'tip of the spade' to the Ferndown Rotary Club for all their fantastic work in helping planting up the gardens.

MONTACUTE WAY
Merley, Dorset

Beautiful and stylish garden. Emphasis on eco-friendly, sustainable and low-maintenance. New trees and a fresh approach by using a modern  planting style invigorate the site. Elements include a bespoke green oak pergola overhanging a central, smooth-rendered generous seating and eating area, secret arbor seat, generous exotic plating and raised wooden herb garden.

BRAIDLEY ROAD
Bournemouth, Dorset

A challenging project to create a smart space with calming and contemporary sandstone paving for entertaining on a steeply sloping site, as well as an artificial turf play area for three energetic, football-loving boys! A huge deck was suspended over the void with sunken Jacuzzi and LED lighting. Tropical exotic planting completes the stunning look.



BARNARDO'S
West Moors Community Centre, Dorset

A creative, fun-filled, relaxing play area for the under-fives and their parents in a safe, supportive environment. An opportunity to introduce young children to plants and outdoor play. Lots of interactive stations around the garden using colour, scent and sound to encourage and stimulate  creative and educational play. This lovely garden was featured in the Bournemouth Echo.

QUEENS PARK
Bournemouth, Dorset

Stunning family garden with a large swimming pool and hot tub, for a family that enjoys socialising. A large patio was incorporated for al fresco eating and plenty of seating for relaxing in the sunshine. Careful planting needed to create privacy, particularly around the jacuzzi.Bespoke pergolas and ornate trellis work completes the look, covered with highly-scented jasmine and clematis.

RUFFORD GARDENS
Southbourne, Dorset

Smart, contemporary garden for a busy couple who like to entertain outdoors. With plenty of dramatic night lighting, this garden also boasts a brand new lawn and sandstone paths, pebble water feature, built-in barbeque area, raised exotic tropical planting beds  and scented climbers around a screened jacuzzi hot tub.

COTES AVENUE
Parkstone, Poole

Project to create an interesting, attractive and practical front garden to a newly refurbished house. Additional parking space has been created without losing a 'garden' feel to the space. Planting is colourful and contemporary, with plenty of form and movement, including phormiums and grasses. Lighting and a beautiful bespoke steel sculpture compete the picture.

HEATHER LODGE
Ferndown, Dorset

Substantially renovated and extended house that needed an impressive but low-maintenance front and back gardens to suit a busy professional couple. Mature trees with preservation orders added to the complexity. Elements included new patios, deck, substantial and elegant planting beds including olive trees and imposing new front wall with coping, bespoke railings and driveway.

WHITCHURCH AVENUE
Broadstone, Dorset

A project to remodel a large front garden to make it more practical and easier to maintain. A large protected tree and a sloping site greatly add to the complexity. Great attention to drainage issues. Intricate paver shapes, colours and patterns to help 'break-up' the size of paved area. Careful specimen feature planting, for year-round colour, foliage and low-maintenance.

BOURNEMOUTH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
Bournemouth, Dorset

A lovely project to create a memorial garden within this popular girls' school for a much-loved teacher. Also to mark the school's 90th birthday. Janine and her team co-coordinated a team of girls to design a tranquil, 'breathing space', for use by pupils and teachers during outdoor lessons as well as recreation periods. Officially opened and featured in the Bournemouth Echo.

   CURRENTLY IN THE STUDIOS

GARMIN HQ, Totton, Southampton
Signature planting design for this leading satelite navigation company, including roundabouts and headquarters landscapes

GORDON ROAD,
Branksome Park
Technically challenging steeply sloping gardens in need of sensitive stabilisation and development. Including intimate courtyard garden for al fresco dining, structural planting, terraces with seating and pergola walkways

BROWNSEA VIEW ROAD,
Lilliput, Poole
Contemporary courtyard garden with sea views; kitchen garden with bespoke red cedar greenhouse, built-in seating and firepit

AYRES BARN,
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Naturalistic pond, with cantilevered deck boardwalk, tiered water cascade with boulders and marginal aquatic planting, formal kitchen gardens with fruit cage and raised oak sleeper beds

FRIARS ROAD,
Christchurch Dorset
Lush evergreen planting and generous lawns for this lovely home, with espalier fruit trees to soften the boundary fencing

NEW ROAD,
Ferndown Dorset
Classic, formal gardens with pleached hedging, sunken firepit garden, generous lawns and alleé de boules

WHITECLIFF ROAD,
Sandbanks, Dorset
Technically challenging set of cutting-edge gardens for this state-of-the-art contemporary house with incredible views over Brownsea Island

MILLIWAYS HOUSE
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset
A stunning house set in an acre of rural heaven in need of romantic and beautiful new gardens to rest and relax in

THE ENGLISH GARDEN MAGAZINE PROJECT
Herefordshire
Amazing one-acre formal gardens for the Editor of The English Garden magazine to sit naturally with the 16th century manor house and the rural wider landscape

BLENHEIM MEWS Bournemouth, Dorset
A wonderful courtyard garden to design with the 'wow' factor!

APPLE TREE COTTAGE
New Forest, Hampshire
We are designing a traditional front garden with a more classic contemporary private rear garden for this lovely new build cottage in the heart of the New Forest

GARDEN LIVING Richmond, Surrey
A stylish new show garden to help promote Garden Living Lodges

OAKS DRIVE St Leonards, Dorset
A dry river bed garden with boardwalk, a fernery, a formal vegetable garden and large lawns, planting beds and patios for this acre site

DUNKELD ROAD
Bournemouth, Dorset
A traditional garden in keeping with this lovely character house is required, with bespoke stone wall, railings and block pavers, and will feature lots of soft screening with Japanese planting such as acers, grasses and bamboo

LINKS COURTYARD
Longham Farm, Dorset
This immaculately designed and executed modern town house has enviable views over the golf course. The garden will include minimal-jointed sandtone paving edged with granite setts, sphere water feature, several hardwood decks, cantilevered pergola walkway, feature sandstone circle with built-in curved seating and fire pit

WIMBORNE ROAD
Colehill, Dorset
Large family garden, with summerhouse, natural swimming pond, kitchen garden with oak sleepers, slate monolith, granite paving, raised hardwood deck with sunken hot tub, woodland walk, arbors and lawns

CASSEL AVENUE
Poole, Dorset
Highly contemporary courtyard garden, with espalier fruit for formal screening, bamboo specimens, western red cedar screens, composite decking, fire pit, built-in hardwood seating, raised and rendered walls for clean, contemporary lines, back-planted with grasses and exotics, water feature lit with LEDs for evening entertaining

SEA BREEZE Turks Lane, Dorset
This Seven-designed house needed a contemporary garden to match and includes a children's play area, private hardwood deck with feature fire bowl, modern patios and a pergola walkway with scented climbers

SHEPPARDS FIELD
Wimborne, Dorset
Lovely sunny courtyard garden, with raised sleeper beds filled with sweet peas, lavenders and other aromatic climbers, feature stone water feature and bistro patio area

MILNER ROAD
Bournemouth, Dorset
A naturalistic set of gardens bringing a sense of unity back to a grand Victorian house, formerly divided into two flats. Includes stone terraces, grand circular stone steps to lower formal lawns, formal parterre garden, with gates and fence for child safety, a central feature sculture, clipped box and hoggin path

STAVELEY ROAD
Chiswick, London W4
This generous London family garden will be designed to include an office garden studio, large lawn for the children, contemporary patio and textural planting beds with exciting LED lighting for evening entertaining

LAKESIDE
Canford Cliffs, Poole
This stunning contemporary town house will have a Signature Garden make-over, including flamed granite paving, formal pleached hornbean, clipped boxwood, soft perrenial planting, swimming pool with jets, western red cedar garden lodge with spa and steam room, raised composite deck with frameless glass ballustrade and elegant night lighting

SPENCER ROAD Canford Cliffs, Poole
This steeply sloping site needs a dramatic set of gardens to make the most of the space, and will include sweeping circular stone steps, terraces faced with Purbeck stone, breeze house, built-in BBQ, upper lawns, bespoke climbing frame and night lighting

PENRITH ROAD Boscombe Manor, Bournemouth
New front gardem, with brick pavers and feature planting bed, bollard lighting, elegant wall and railings and planted containers

OCEAN POINT
Southbourne, Dorset
With views across Hengistbury Head, this old beach cafe will be soon renovated into a lovely set of seaside gardens

GLENMORAG
Sandbanks, Poole
Complete rennovation of two acres of significant gardens overlooking Brownsea Island, including stunning cantilevered viewing platform and terraces with lush planting

MILNER ROAD Bournemouth, Dorset
This lovely old garden needs some TLC, which will include tree works to enhance the sea views, wide and generous planting beds, filled with lush tropicals and colourful planting, a spectacular specimen acer grove, breeze house for evening entertaining, refurbished swimming pool area and refurbished ponds

BARNARDO'S Sherborne & Broadmayne, Dorset
Two further gardens in Dorset for this wonderful children's charity

CLIEVEDEN, THE AVENUE,
Branksome Park, Poole
Consultancy project to improve the external areas of this prestigious mansion block

BINGHAM AVENUE, Sandbanks, Poole
New front, back and sides for this beautifully designed house. Modern, crisp, contemporary design featuring outdoor kitchen with living green roof, glass cube fire pit room and unique water features and rills

URBAN REEF RESTAURANT / URBAN BEACH HOTEL, Boscombe Surf Beach, Dorset
Exciting new project to design lighting, planting and new cocktail beach deck!

BELLE VUE,
Portland, Dorset
Stunning location overlooking the sea, this garden design boasts turrets, moats, boardwalks and an eco lodge! Also features extensive formal gardens with clipped box and fountain, seaside sculpture trail and Japanese courtyard garden