Examples of various small city gardens and front gardens.

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  • Cambridge front garden

    Grasses, gravel and stones. Co-design with client.

  • Cambridge front garden

    Grasses, gravel and stones. Co-design with client.

  • Cambridge front garden

    Grasses, gravel and stones. Co-design with client.

  • Seating area

  • Small back garden

    Minimal colour palette. All these plants have white flowers, or white variegation in the leaves.

  • Suburban front garden

    Cottage style border featuring roses, helianthemum, salvias, nigella and lamb's ears

  • Cottage planting

    Salvia, campanula & roses

  • Cottage planting

    Same border, just a little earlier in the year.

  • Newly re-designed layout

    Ready for planting

  • Just after planting

  • Right hand border in late spring

    The tulip here is 'Uncle Tom'

  • Same border, 7 weeks later

  • Garden in the second year

  • Left hand border, early summer

  • Afternoon light

    Bronze fennel, roses and other plants forming a partial screen against an old shed.

  • View across the garden

    The plant in the foreground is an Angelica. Good for adding height and structure in the early stages of the garden.

  • Seating area

    second year

  • Right hand border

    Looking back towards the house

  • Right hand border

    In the second summer the planting has filled out nicely

  • Right hand border

    Plants include Russian sage (Perovskia), Echinacea, various grasses and an olive tree.

  • Left hand border

    This side is in shade but the planting here is thriving in the second year

  • Olive tree and drought tolerant plants.

  • Front garden

    New shade planting under plum tree

  • Newly planted front border

  • Container grouping

    Pot at front has 3 different scented pelargoniums

  • Cambridge front garden

    Grasses, gravel and stones. Co-design with client.

  • Cambridge front garden

    Grasses, gravel and stones. Co-design with client.

  • Cambridge front garden

    Grasses, gravel and stones. Co-design with client.

  • Cambridge front garden

    Grasses, gravel and stones. Co-design with client.

  • Cambridge front garden

    Grasses, gravel and stones. Co-design with client.

  • Cambridge front garden

    Grasses, gravel and stones. Co-design with client.

  • Easton Lodge planting

    photo taken by Petra Lowe-Broker.

  • Easton Lodge close-up

    photo taken by Petra Lowe-Broker.

  • 2011 project 1/5

    Photo taken on completion of planting. Both the landscape design and the planting are my own in this case.

  • 2011 project 2/5

    Same garden taken a few months later

  • 2011 project 3/5

    Close up of border with Stachys, lavender and box ball.

  • 2011 project 4/5

    another close up - Satchys, Lychnis, Salvia and Allium.

  • 2011 project 5/5

    Area with Stipa, Allium, Gaura and Santolina

  • Tiny town garden

    Customer had much of the input into this garden, so there are lots of personal touches

  • Summer container I

  • Summer Container II

  • Narrow blue and silver border

    Border re-design including Salvia, Eryngium and Iris

  • Naturalistic corner in spring

    From my own garden. Sometimes it's important to have a wilder area where nature can take its course