The contemporary style garden has gained popularity in the UK in the last 10 years. This is partly due to the increase of modern housing with small gardens as well as the cultural shift towards contemporary design. This style of garden can be defined by the use ‘clean’ design lines, with focus on hard landscaping materials like stone, hardwood, rendered walls. Planting style is bold but simple with the use of drifts of one or two plants that repeat throughout the design.
Creating outdoor living spaces lends itself to low-maintenance landscaping, can be a beautiful nice and clean space with paving, composite decking, lighting and artificial grass. The low-maintenance garden is perfect for anyone who would rather kick back their heels and enjoy their outdoor space than spend countless hours maintaining it.
Traditional gardens are quite flexible. The term can mean different things to different people, is a distinct style that uses informal design, traditional materials, dense plantings, and a mixture of ornamental and edible plants. English in origin, it depends on grace and charm rather than grandeur and formal structure.
Mediterranean gardens are a fantastic way to make us feel that we live in hotter climes. By careful plant choice, you can mimic the look of many of the plants that originate in the Mediterranean. Some, such as herbs, are hardy and if planted in a free-draining spot should flourish in most British gardens.
These styles can also be mixed to create a unique style, for instance a formal landscaping garden combined with cottage garden planting can look amazing. We will help you find the right planting to suit your style.