Maintenance: one to two hours a month
Type of design: modern
Seating area: sits four to six
Lawn: artificial grass
Features: water feature, lighting and topiary
Notes: garden design to enhance the design and style of the house – the house is Victorian so we need something structured and not too flowery. Garden is to be as evergreen, with tones of blue and white.
Edwardian Gardens can be the most challenging to design. If the garden looks very formal with too much topiary then it could look more Victorian than Edwardian.
We have used pleached trees which frame the design, and the box balls have been used to soften the squares and make the garden look more informal. The unique shapes which the box balls create provide the illusion of space.
Water features can be a great addition to smaller gardens, and the sound of running water brings a sense of serenity and calmness which is sometimes lost in larger gardens.