THE BRIEF Our client had recently moved into her new home and was looking for a contemporary and modern planting scheme. Having invested in a transformation of the interior and complete landscape renovation, she was keen that the garden’s planting should match the minimalist palette of her home’s interiors. Floor to ceiling windows at the back of the house overlook the garden all year round. As the family aren’t keen gardeners, planting needed to be low-maintenance and offer four-season interest.
THE CONCEPT Melissa Morton Garden Design team began by researching low-maintenance plants that would thrive across the various growing conditions of the garden’s stepped terraces, to create a strong, repeating theme that unified the whole. In line with the client’s personal “less is more” style, we relied on a variety of shapes and textures to create visual interest, while limiting the colour scheme of any flowers to white with simple splashes of blue.