2020 APL Gold Award - Contemporary Cottage

2020 APL Gold Award - Contemporary Cottage

Design and build by: Creative Landscape Co., the Big Plant Nursery, Wargrave Rd, Berkshire.

Creative Landscape Company's Garden Design and Build team were invited to transform this country garden into a contemporary space, linking the new extension to the outside entertaiment area.

Overall design and build

The client was looking for a garden to reflect the high-end finish of their new glass house extension and other works inside the house. Creating areas for entertaining as well as retaining cosy spaces. The design was to include screening and a varied planting scheme.

Planting Elements

The client's new extension had been designed using clean lines and to make the most of the space available. The planting was designed with this in mind and to  complement their "adjusted" English style cottage. 

The client and our design team decided to keep some of the existing plants as some had sentimental value whereas others brought character and a sense of maturity to the overall design. We designed a planting scheme to bring clarity and focus to the overall design, whilst making sure it was sensitive to the style of the property and it's bucolic surroundings. The colour scheme was based on shades of pink, purple, a touch of blue and white with show stopping Alliums come  August.

Challenges encountered: Due to the rural area and surrounding fields, we were only allowed to make the desired amendments to the area adjacent to rear of the property, which is essentially half of the outdoor space. Hence, the garden gets more natural as one travels towards the back of the garden.

Elements included:

  • Extensive patio area marrying the new kitchen extension into the outside space

  • Screening for privacy from neighbouring property

  • Planting scheme

 

Clients Comments

"Thank you for all help and hard-work. You and the team have done a fantastic job."