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THE ST GEORGES HILL PROJECT 
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THE BEACONSFIELD PROJECT 
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THE DECK SPA PROJECT 
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THE COTSWOLD BARN PROJECT 
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THE PAXFORD PROJECT 
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THE PENN PROJECT 

COUNTRY GARDEN DESIGNS 

Country garden projects tend to be on the medium to large scale and as such encompass all aspects of gardening from large terraces to generous borders of foliage and flower. Large areas of lawn unite the garden along with graveled functional areas for country leisure activities. Material choice is carefully considered as the house architecture plays an important role in the decision, quite often the properties are listed or in a conservation area where local stone and even choice of plant material can heavily influence the design  

 
 
 
 
FAMILY AND PLAY 
 
"John worked hard on what we thought was a difficult garden to design. We love the way the garden flows from a general family area to a play area where our children can play safe - many thanks John" 
 
Mrs W - Berkhampstead 
 
 
COTSWOLD GARDEN PARTY 
 
"John listened to what we wanted and came up with a beautiful design, resulting in a fantastic garden which our friends say is the equal of anything they've seen at Chelsea or Hampton Court" 
 
Mr & Mrs B - Paxford 
 
 
THAMES SIDE BEAUTY 
 
Prestigious 18th century detached property by the River Thames near Maidenhead, Berkshire 
 
 
 
 
FAMILY AND PLAY 
 
"John worked hard on what we thought was a difficult garden to design. We love the way the garden flows from a general family area to the far end where our children can play safely - many thanks John!" 
 
Mrs W - Birkhampstead 
 
 
COTSWOLD GARDEN PARTY 
 
"John listened to what we wanted and came up with a beautiful design, resulting in a fantastic garden which our friends say is the equal of anything they've seen at Chelsea or Hampton Court" 
 
Mr & Mrs B - Paxford 
 
 
THAMES SIDE BEAUTY 
 
Prestigious 18th century detached property by the River Thames near Maidenhead, Berkshire 
 
 
 
 
THE ST GEORGES HILL PROJECT 
 
A common interest of the client (and designer) in Japanese gardens inspired this design on a prestigious property estate in Surrey. Careful choice of stone and garden features provide a flavour of Japanese garden design and an interesting journey around the pool house to the main terrace and so on on to the main lawns. Careful choice of specimen planting mimic moss covered stones whilst Japanese Acers light up secluded corners with their bright red and purple foliage 
 
 
 
 
 
THE BEACONSFIELD PROJECT 
 
A big space for a big young family. Once a bland sea of paving this project needed careful thought to transform it into a multiple use area for the adults and their children of various ages. The clients love the many flowering plants that make up the planting scheme and the way the planted areas divide up several social spaces. In time, once the planted trees grow into mature specimens, certain areas of the scheme will receive some natural shade whilst others will remain in full sun  
 
 
 
 
THE DECK SPA PROJECT 
 
The grandeur of this large Sunningdale residence is complemented by an English oak deck and bespoke stone containers featuring clipped box plant balls. The heated spa is a luxury as well as an illuminated feature at night. Splashes of colour come from the greed clumps of Agapanthus in large stone containers 
 
 
 
 
THE COTSWOLD BARN PROJECT 
 
Once a hay barn in a pretty Cotswold village, the design strived to reflect the atmosphere of the location and the surrounding countryside. The result is a seamless transition from a new garden to the landscape beyond. Noel Kingsbury an expert on native flora was consulted specifically for this project as the final plant choice was crucial to its success. Surprisingly low maintenance, this wild flower scheme needs very little time spent on it. The front of the property is a set piece in the Cotswold style and shows off the beauty of the barn conversion 
 
 
 
 
 
THE PAXFORD PROJECT 
 
A dry stone terraced garden for weekend entertaining. The garden was designed around an existing natural trickle stream running through the plot. The gardens natural slope required extensive terracing using the local golden sandstone for dry stone walls that repeat throughout the project. A bespoke summerhouse now perches over the gardens taking in views of several secluded sitting areas and the sound and sight of the much widened and adapted stream 
 
 
 
 
 
THE PENN PROJECT 
 
My aim with front gardens is to design a beautiful space that connects to the beautiful architecture of the house. Attention was paid to echoing the style and colour of the house materials with the landscaping. The house timbers in this case inspired the stepped timber bannister ascending the stair case, creating a central focal point that pulls the visitors eye to the front door. This need to highlight a once semi hidden entrance is further highlighted by colourful herbs lining the pathways