“Freddy revolutionised our garden beyond expectations and transcended the original remit. He has not only been fun to work with but his planting and follow up has been exceptional in both design and advice. The stone ball water feature is much admired and has amazed our friends” Dr Alison Kirkland

A Large Suburban Garden

The clients were eager to integrate the refurbished, extended kitchen of their period home into their large informal garden. The design was to also incorporate a water feature and enhance privacy along the north boundary.

A large, spherical water fountain provides the focal point for a new, semi-formal, Buxus-edged border in front of the kitchen’s French windows. The planting scheme of sun-loving perennials and ornamental grasses, replicated in the (existing) borders around the lawn, is punctuated by clipped domes of the sumptuously coloured Pittosporum tenuifolium “Tom Thumb”. Keeping the informal feel of the garden in mind, privacy was created with four mature, multi-stem Amelanchier lamarckii.

Having completed this brief, the client asked for full planting schemes for the garden’s shady side and an orange and white planting scheme for the front garden, inspired by the property’s Art Nouveau stained glass windows.