Holiday Cottage Development, Stonham Aspal, Suffolk
To design an easy to maintain environment for guests to feel relaxed and at home. Features to be points of interest and all gardens to be fully enclosed to work with the dog-friendly aspect of the cottages.
I came up with 3 main features, namely a large Koi Pond with decking, a Yin & Yang box hedge and a Waterfall.
Each garden is individual in its layout, with several having feature 'garden rooms' to give an Al Fresco space, including some with Hot Tubs.
I wanted to ensure that the layout wasn't too regimented in order for the client's guests to feel at home, rather than the sense that they were in an austere, formal setting.
"I am absolutely over the moon with the results! Anne listened to what I wanted and worked with me every step of the way achieve exactly what I set to do. She came up with some many great ideas, always putting me and my guests first. It was never about her and that appealed from the start"
"Having taken the whole thing from concept stage, Anne now does an excellent job of keeping on top of the maintenance in order to keep Woodfarm Barns looking at its best"
Mediterranean Garden, Buckinghamshire
To design a striking garden with a mediterranean feel as the owner spends time abroad too.
I came up with 3 main features, namely a large Koi Pond with decking, a large formal lawn for entertaining and a series of sloping borders as the garden has steep banks surrounding it.
"Superb! I couldn't have asked for more. The transformation is immense, from a muddy wasteland to this mediterranean haven that I can share with my family and friends. Anne truly listened to what I was after and understood how I wanted to use my garden"
English Country Garden, Suffolk
To completely clear an overgrown garden at this derelict Suffolk Farmhouse as part of the overall renovation work. Once clear, then the task was start from scratch and create a quintessentially English country garden where the owners could relax and entertain.
A huge job before we could even start moving forward. Total garden clearance, removing years of growth and neglect. Then a wide open, lush, green space to frame the farmhouse, with several features around the property, including a sunken garden with formal patio and BBQ area.
"Just stunning! Years of neglect meant that our property was completely overgrown and in dire need of TLC! Anne worked tirelessly with her team, who were all highly professional and transformed our old wreck into a home. With the design, she listened to what was important to us and delivered. Big time! Thank you so much Anne"
This is what we were faced with on day one!
Lots of work ahead!
Ornamental veg patch integrated into country garden, Suffolk
To allow the client to grow her own vegetables, without feeling like she was relaxing and entertaining friends on an allotment!
Complete revamp of an undeveloped space, to allow for growing vegetables as part of a much-used garden. I created a vegetable garden with a Victorian feel, to give it a formal feel, allowing the owner to spend time with family and friends alongside this area. Different sections were created for this, with a continuous flow around the property, merging the areas together.
"What a transformation. I could never have imagined that I would be able to have friends round and be proud of my garden, overlooking a veg patch. But this works! So grateful to Anne for coming up with this and looking forward to completion"