Low Maintenance Garden
Gustard Wood

The large front garden of this 1920s house had fallen into disrepair: tired block paving and planting and an old, diseased cherry tree made the space feel cramped and unloved. Our clients wanted a rejuvenated, low maintenance front garden that reflected the period character of the house. And as motor enthusiasts and keen cyclists, an elegant, spacious driveway would fit their needs perfectly.

We designed a sweeping drive wide enough to accommodate four cars and shaped to echo the curved features of the house bordered by a new granite pathway and Indian sandstone paving, chosen to complement the house’s warm, red brick exterior.

The clients were busy professionals, and wanted the planting to be low maintenance, stylish and attractive all year. The old cherry tree was removed, and the existing beds extended and replanted with attractive, evergreen plants such as Box to provide a good backbone to the garden with perennial flowers providing seasonal colour. The lawns were reshaped and the base  of the beech hedge was replanted with bulbs and ground cover such a Periwinkle to provide all year colour and interest.

In keeping with the clean style of the garden, we finished the front entrance with two large Versailles pots, planted with conical topiary.

Project Gallery

Pre-construction front garden
Driveway before garden design
Low maintenance shrubs to decorate the approach to the front door
Garden planting designed for low maintenance
Low maintenance driveway with space for four cars
Landscape design created this spacious driveway for four cars
Sandstone and granite paving