The design of this garden was dictated by its setting in the grounds of a lovely, traditional Northamptonshire ironstone country house. The garden backed onto fields and was largely undeveloped, in fact, it was more of a paddock when we arrived. The site already hosted a fair amount of original York stone paving which the customer wanted to incorporate into the new patio design.
The setting called for a more grand and formal design using straight lines throughout. The main York stone patio was complimented by the choice of materials; reclaimed brick was used for the raised planters, river cobbles were used to decorate the border areas and large, chunky timbers were used in the pergola construction.
We were able to add a contemporary twist to this traditional garden as the customer was enthusiastic about garden lighting. We highlighted the planters using large walk-over uplighting with smaller LED floor lighting surrounding the pergola base. We enhanced the structure of the pergola and planting with spotlights and spike uplighters.
One of the reasons I chose New Gardens to landscape my garden was the energy and obvious love they have for what they do. The first time I met Nathan, I could tell he was already picturing how he was going to create it and which plants and lighting would work best. The New Gardens team were professional and friendly at all times and kept to their schedule. We are very happy with our garden and have no regrets. J. Harris