Before And After- From Mud to Magic

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This was the perfect muddy mess. For a garden designer the worst a garden is the better as the transformation is that more satisfying.

At first we thought to entirely plant up the area but my clients decided they wanted to keep maintenance and costs down and introduce some lawn. I think this was a great idea as the green, clean space and curvaceous beds brings out the delicate beauty of the plants


from mud to viola
untouched garden
undeveloped garden
newly developed design

We used lots of bright, Mediterranean perennials in the front borders with more English shady loving plants as the beds receded to the back and the deeper areas of shade.

The front garden (see picture) is planted up with a single Amelanchier lemarkii with a whole swath of Sesleria grass underneath which will treble in size and sway in the wind like a Summer field.


cared garden
face sculpture
beter garden design
By |2020-06-30T14:58:00+01:00June 15th, 2017|Blog, Transformations|Comments Off on Before And After- From Mud to Magic

About the Author:

In 2006 I formed Glorious Gardens, gathering together skilled practitioners to offer not just design but implementation of these designs and maintenance packages where we could look after the gardens once we had created them. Throughout my career I have designed gardens to inspire people with the heart aching beauty of nature, with shapes, colours, moods and proportions to pleasure the body and calm and delight the mind. I am also an artist who works with colour and abstract shapes and I bring this sensitivity to the 4 dimensions of a garden. I am very good at listening to clients and I’m able to draw out the essence of what a client wants for their outdoor space.