Garden Design for the Front of House

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A garden design for the front of a house has to serve many purposes.

It needs to be welcoming with colourful planting planned throughout the growing season.

It should have some strong structure both to tie in with the solidness of the house and to look good in the winter months.

It also needs to compliment the look of the house. Sometimes that is choosing a blousy, breezy garden design to balance the hardness of the house’s facade or much more formal shapes to garnish the house with a formal presence.

In this garden design we chose a simple succession of colour for April and May. Wonderful Crown Imperial bulbs and Tulips, with the orange Geum flowers soon to give way to Irises and Alliums. Great feathery Fennel will stand out in the beds, willowy and welcoming, throughout the Summer.

We chose as our structure the purple leaved evergreen Pittisporum Tom Thumb with purple Heuchera.

At the end of Summer I hope to go back and photograph the changes and the new flowers that have pushed through.

By |2019-03-28T18:48:19+00:00May 17th, 2017|Blog, Transformations|Comments Off on Garden Design for the Front of House

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.