Rattan patio furniture. Contemporary Planting Scheme. Countryside views.

Contemporary Garden, Menston

The brief was for a contemporary, clean, stylish look to reflect the modern style of the newly built home. The clients were keen to avoid obscuring the views of the moor, so the planting needed to be predominantly low growing and be able to withstand the exposed weather conditions in Yorkshire. The design challenge was to realise a planting scheme which suited the client’s brief whilst working harmoniously with the landscape beyond.

Sloping Garden, Ilkley

The clients wanted a planting scheme for their back garden which had been recently landscaped by Thomas Moore Landscapes. The only plants existing were mature trees along the lower boundary.

Defined borders were created. The design involved defining areas within the garden; structural planting for screening and softening, and a serpentine beech hedge along the lower boundary.

Espalier and fan trained fruit trees will be planted against the south facing retaining walls during winter 2015/16.

Driveway border design, Baildon

The client wanted to address the area along her drive which was heavily overgrown with dull mature shrubs and mostly evergreen. Although a keen gardener, she needed some creative ideas to improve the visual appeal when the garden was viewed from the house and on her approach home. A raised bed area was requested too. Key mature specimens were identified and retained and raised beds at different heights added interest. The client wished to source and plant the area herself, working from the plans provided.