The client wished to beautify the garden. The existing planting had been planted by the previous owner, a property developer. Clearance & minor landscaping modifications (by Steve Ferris Landscapes) provided a near blank canvas for a Planting Design.

Working round the existing mature purple acers, cherry & trained apple tree, we worked on a planting scheme to reflect the client’s love for curved and rounded shapes as well as colourful and romantic roses. The repeated box balls create a rhythm of forms around the garden and provide that all important structure for winter, particularly because the garden is visible from bifold doors all year round . The planting gave considerable impact in its first year. Roses, shrubs and trees will take another 2-3 years to pack their punch.

The challenge with this garden is the existing steep level change from house to garden and how this was viewed from within the home.  Also the dominance of the existing boundary fences, which over time will be softened with plants.

Garden Lighting, Planting Design, Ilkley Yorkshire UK. Stone Globe Lights

“Finally some lovely spring weather to sit in and admire the garden.  Andy and me had a cuppa, sitting in the Adirondack chairs in the corner of the garden yesterday and were able to really appreciate both the view of the moor and what ‘we’ve’ achieved between us … job well done I think we can say.”