From start to finish

Finished garden from patio
Finished garden
Finished garden cat view
Garden bed
Garden bed
Finished garden rear view

Planting Project, Medium Sized Garden in Forest Hill


This project was one of my favourites of 2020. Initially, I was allocated a much larger budget but after the global pandemic hit, the clients decided to scale back their budget and combine my garden design concept with their DIY abilities. Initially, I was hesitant with this change of plans, but the garden turned out well and the clients were a joy to work with.

The Brief

The client wanted something to soften their mid-terrace long narrow garden as they hated the squareness of it. They also wanted to focus the budget on planting and pragmatically used turf instead of the hard landscaping we had initially planned. This was very beneficial as planting gives you a much bigger bang for your buck!

The clients were not afraid to get their hands dirty and got to work during lockdown, clearing all the turf, painting the fences, prepping the beds, and adding irrigation so we could get started on planting up. As you can see from the images, it was indeed a dramatic transformation.

However, the most significant development is that they decided to put their property on the market. I have helped my lovely clients with the next stage in realising their life plans. Now that gives me job satisfaction!

The Result

“The result is fantastic, achieving the brief. We did it within our revised budget – including Carole’s fees – which were sensible. We simply could not have done this without her expertise in the process. It may be in the next few years we could adapt the plans or reuse them to some extent. It has transformed the view of the garden, and we couldn’t be happier. Thanks so much Carole!”

Howard Glynn