Hargrave, Northamptonshire

An L-shaped lawn and paved terrace provided a blank canvas to create a family garden with seasonal interest, structure and multiple seating spaces. Plant-filled borders now mask boundary fences and help guide the eye down pathways and around corners. A new seating area at the side of the curved lawn makes an intimate place to enjoy the best of the sunshine.

At the front of the property, the existing lawn has been enhanced with planting to provide a focal point from inside the house. A new beech hedge provides privacy and a soft backdrop.

From the homeowners…

“Nicola has the rare ability to translate the disjointed desires of inexperienced gardeners into beautiful designs and ultimately amazing gardens. She was able to transform our unimaginative grass plots into multi-faceted landscapes, with innovative ideas, well considered planting plans providing year-round interest, and consultative, inclusive design.”

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