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 Magnoliastellata 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
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
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
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
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
garden of five Janine and team are designing for the children's
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
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
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
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
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
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
HEATHER LODGE Ferndown, Dorset
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
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
BOURNEMOUTH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS Bournemouth, Dorset
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
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
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