Original Designs

Inspirational Ideas

Creative Transformations

Original Designs

Inspirational Ideas

Creative Transformations

Original Designs

Inspirational Ideas

Creative Transformations

Cottage-style front garden, Frieth


The main requirement for this small front garden with driveway was to re-think the layout to create an interesting front garden to be enjoyed from the dining room window. The design also had to deliver a pleasing framework to the front entrance which had recently been fitted with a traditional oak porch. A planting scheme featuring cottage favourites such as paeonies, salvias and lavandar and a Hydrangea arborescens Pink Percussion at its centre, all bordered by Buxus that will knit together over time to form a low hedge.

A painted timber bin store allows bins to be kept out of sight, while a traditional bench was renovated and finished in the same colour as the bin store to harmonise the overall look. Hard landscaping materials, comprising large limestone paving slabs and contrasting clay pavers, were chosen to complement the facade of the house. The driveway area was extended and laid in Cotswold chippings to add further charm to this traditional property.