Like many urban front gardens, this space was overgrown and did not present the best pavement impact for the property. I spruced it up in line with the features of the owner’s Victorian home.
The wish list
This garden needed a clear, simple design, with straightforward planting that was easy to maintain for the busy owners.
The magic wand
Taking inspiration from the lozenge-shaped brickwork detail in the bay window of the house, I created a central box-edged border defined by Victorian-style rope edging. The planting needed to be simple, to contrast with the bold colours of the property’s brickwork, so I choose a limited palette of green foliage, red berries and creamy white flowers.
An original Victorian tiled path and Cotswold stone chippings paved the way to the front door, and box balls in grey-black cube planters completed the scheme.
The front of the house looked fresh, tidy, contemporary and effective. This front garden is now a real asset to the owners.