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A mature Lutyens country garden

a mature Lutyens country garden Complete planting design | Ilkley, Yorkshire The Brief The client wished to replace the planting in all the borders in two specific areas: the sunken garden and the terraced lawns. The existing planting lacked impact and had morphed into greens and purples (see before images) and the client was keen […]

A hillside country garden with moor views

Planting design for a hillside country garden in Ilkley, Yorkshire

A hillside country garden with moor views Complete planting design | Ilkley, Yorkshire The Brief Our retired clients wanted a planting scheme for their newly landscaped back garden.  They had worked with Thomas Moore Landscapes to create a ‘blank canvas’ garden.  There had been no consideration of planting when the garden was built, so a […]

a large family garden for relaxing. and a kitchen garden too.​

Designs for a relaxing productive family garden in Menston, Yorkshire

A LARGE FAMILY GARDEN FOR RELAXING. AND A KITCHEN GARDEN TOO. Garden design | Menston, Yorkshire The Brief Our clients with teenage children commissioned a design for a relaxing, productive family garden. There were various priorities including a special place for relaxing and entertaining as well as a dedicated space for growing vegetables and fruit.  […]

contemporary family garden. terraces & a garden room

Garden designs add value to your home renovation how big should your extension be

contemporary family garden. terraces & a garden room Garden design | Menston, Yorkshire The Brief Our clients were seeking a professional garden design to work out the best way to integrate the conversion (and extension) of an under-used garage to a garden room into the garden. They also wanted to know how to connect the […]

A new build home. A blank canvas.

Melissa Morton Garden Design

A new build home for a first home. A blank canvas. Garden design | Steeton, West Yorkshire The Brief The clients, a young professional couple owning their first home, wanted to create their dream garden to enjoy for years to come. Looking to create an informal / cottagey look that would blend with their more […]

modern planting for a restyled home renovation​

Modern Planting for a restyled home RENOVATION Sketch planting design | Linton, nr. Wetherby   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 renovation of the hard landscaping, Fiona was keen that […]

small country garden with a curvy-theme

Using colour science in planting designs, Rosa Scarborough Fair, Box ball topiary, Salvia

small country garden with a curvy-theme Complete planting design | Ilkley, West Yorkshire The Brief The clients wanted to renovate their garden with a beautiful planting scheme. They had inherited the existing garden by the previous owner, a property developer.  The overall hard landscaping was to remain unchanged, however there was an opportunity to review […]

a woodland hillside garden on Ilkley moor

Design for a hillside garden in Ilkley with terrace, steps and summerhouse

a woodland hillside garden on Ilkley moor Concept design | Ben Rhydding, Ilkley The Brief Our clients, who had recently moved into their new home, wanted to rethink the outdoor space and commission a professional garden designer to create a space that they will really enjoy.  their priorities were: To have different places to sit, […]

Italianate style family garden. Listed Victorian villa.

Italianate style family garden. Listed Victorian villa. Concept garden design | Ripon, North Yorkshire The Brief Our clients are looking for a vision to optimise the space, whilst recognising the heritage feel of the property. They wanted to maximise a spacious feel with an Italianate style vibe. Car parking space for two cars. There are […]