Allison Grove

A versatile wrap-around garden
Our design for this garden, which wraps around the house, aimed to create three distinct spaces whilst maintaining continuity throughout. To that end, we used generous curvilinear shapes in both the hard and soft landscaping

The front garden offers a fine curved carriage driveway of dark grey granite setts laid in concentric circles. As you enter the gates, the vibrant planting creates a striking impression, with half standard Ligustrum joandrum trees and Buxus sempervirens balls, softened by vibrant pink Echinacea purpurea and white Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’.

As you walk along the charming granite sett path at the side of the house, you are sheltered by majestic pleached trees, while the shapely grey raised bed topped with Lavandula angustifolia teases your eye and guides you to the rear part of the garden, which is dedicated to leisure. Here the decked and lawn areas are softly delineated by Stipa tenuissima grasses, with the curved decking leading to a cedar hot tub backed by a splendid purpose-built raised bed.

The garden’s planting scheme of silver, white and pink has been a delight for this family all year round.