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Surrey garden

Surrey garden
Surrey garden
Surrey garden
Before
Before
Planting detail - first season
Planting detail - first season
New wall, fence and secure gate
New wall, fence and secure gate
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Autumn flowers
Autumn flowers

The front garden of this detached house in a Surrey conservation area had become incoherent after the removal of a number of trees over recent years, so the owners decided to give it a face-lift. They were keen not to alter too drastically the existing layout, but were open to suggestions subject to a number of site constraints.

 

The solution to the problem posed by the absence of the trees that had been felled was initially to remove some conifers that had outgrown their welcome and replace them with five new deciduous trees. This had the effect of allowing more light to reach the ground and opened up new planting possibilities. The angle of the drive was changed, and a low retaining wall was continued up along the drive to better frame the lawn. Finally, the main beds were remodelled, with new beds being added along the front fašade of the house, all replanted to create a more attractive and welcoming aspect to the front of the property.