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A terraced garden with a new balcony extension

a terraced garden with a new balcony extension Concept design | Middleton, Ilkley The Brief To renovate the outdoor space to tie in with a proposed new house extension / rear balcony – planned to be built.  Because the existing garden is not particularly useable due to its sloping profile. With planting to be minimal […]

A compact north facing garden

a compact north facing garden Sketch planting design | Ben Rhydding, Ilkley The Brief Our clients contacted us with the following request! “We’d like you to help us with a planting design for our back garden. We have a small, north facing back garden.  We had the garden built a few years ago and have […]

Architect’s hillside garden and a house extension

How a garden designer can add value to your home: a garden design to accommodate a new house extension designed by an architect

architect’s hillside garden and a house extension Concept design | Middleton, Ilkley The Brief Our clients had recently moved into their home and were planning a house extension, cutting into the hillside garden.  They wanted designs to: respond to the impact of a new house extension at planning stage create a more beautiful place to […]

A new build home for a retired couple. a blank canvas

A new build home for a retired couple. a blank canvas Garden design | Eastburn, nr. Skipton The Brief Gloria and John are a retired couple who wanted to invest in their new home.  Looking to create their dream garden, to relax and enjoy, they were looking for an undercover area to sit, and a […]

A modern, rural garden, Menston : Complete Planting Design

Taxus & Carpinus topiary. Crataegus, Calamgrostis Karl Foerster

A modern, rural garden Complete Planting Design | Menston, West Yorkshire The Brief 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 largely low growing and be […]

A sunken garden for a modern home​

a sunken garden for a modern home​ Garden design | Ben Rhydding, Ilkley The Brief The clients, whose children had grown up and left home, were looking for a creative response to soften the hard landscaping installed after their new build house.   Our clients wanted to oversee the build and planting themselves with their chosen […]

A new build home. at architect-planning stage​

Garden Design, Ilkley Skipton Otley Menston

a new build home. at architect-planning stage Garden design | Ben Rhydding, Yorkshire The Brief An unusual situation where the client hasn’t yet built their home.  They were planning to create a new semi detached home on land that they own, and would like to include their dream garden.  By planning ahead they can obtain […]

Kerb appeal & a new house extension​

Increase the value of a house extension and impact on garden design

kerb appeal & a new house extension Concept design | Middleton, Ilkley The Brief Our clients, Neil and Jo, had moved into their home a year previously and were wanting to commission a beautiful front garden surrounding their new extension with front porch and main entrance.  Having had interior renovations and restyling inside with the help of […]

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 […]