Garden Design & Consultancy

Whether you have a small front garden, several acres, a few containers, or just want some good advice, I can help you to discover and create the best results to suit you, your budget and your site.

The garden shown below, after my redesign was carried out. Bright colours were requested, in a planting with all year interest. Changes included a circular lawn, with clearly defined borders and perimeter paths for ease of access and maintenance. The original patio was made much larger, and a conservatory added. The clients carried out all the work themselves, and are delighted with their new garden.

The same garden before my redesign. The owners enjoy gardening, but were unhappy, and didn’t know how to move forward with their site. The garden lacked definition, there were no focal points, and plants were quite randomly placed around a large, unshaped lawn.

 

A garden is as individual as its owners, and I will work with you at every stage of the design process to ensure that your garden is just what you want.

Planting plan for an existing area of beds and paths within a large garden. A redesign was requested for the shrub borders, retaining some plants, with a completely new area of perennials to be designed for the bed to the centre right. Plants were chosen for all year round interest, continuity, and suitability to microclimates and aspect. The colour scheme is primarily red, orange, burgundy, with blue, white and primrose highlights.

Planting plan for the complete redesign of an existing area of beds and paths within a large garden in North Norfolk, part of which is shown in the photo at the top of my Home page. Plants were chosen for all year round interest, continuity, and suitability to microclimates and aspect. The colour scheme is primarily red, orange, burgundy, with blue, white and primrose highlights.

 

I can provide a full garden design service, to include a thorough site survey, design concept, drawings, detailed construction and planting plans. Alternatively, you might simply want help with planning an area of your garden, making it easier to manage, designing a new patio, or changing the planting. 

Before: the patio in this rear garden is too small, and the different elements don’t link together.

After: a new, larger patio in sandstone links all the elements of the garden together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I will also advise on problem areas, provide lists of suitable plants, carry out sourcing and planting, or help with decisions such as where to site new elements, e.g. a pond, patio or paths, providing designs which reflect your personal style and enhance your garden.

Part of a tiny, walled courtyard garden, developed from an empty site, which contained the paving shown. Work is in progress, and the garden is now in its second year.

I also specialise in advising and guiding anyone wanting to set up an organic fruit and vegetable growing area, supplying plans of what to grow for year-round production, and showing how to prepare and care for the soil.

A view of my own productive organic vegetable garden.

Follow-up advice about maintenance is available, and I can help you discover how to look after your new garden, to keep it looking its best during every season of the year. I also offer gardening lessons, and gift vouchers.

This early design was the regional finalist in an RHS/BBC competition to design a show garden for the Hampton Court Flower Show. It was my first attempt to put together a garden design.

This early design was the regional finalist in an RHS/BBC competition to design a show garden for the Hampton Court Flower Show. It was my first attempt to put together a garden design on paper.

Rates, examples of work, and further details on application. I hold full Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance.