The challenge was to complete a front garden makeover at this character property in a heritage village. The client wanted a look of timeless elegance in keeping with the house and its surroundings. It also had to be low-maintenance.
Home owners Gary and Jayne Brereton have a Georgian period house in a heritage village.
Gary explained: “We wanted to give the front of the house a lift and add some kerb appeal. We wanted something that was reminiscent of the symmetry of a garden of the Georgian period but was also easy to maintain. We’re not experienced gardeners at all and we wanted someone who could provide the vision. That was why we got Joyce Bullock involved.”
This project was completed in just a couple of days.
A tumbled block path was laid from the gate to the front door. EverEdge flexible, metal garden edging was installed to the border planting beds to give a crisp, contained and neat finish.
Either side of the beds and the path, gravel was laid over a membrane as a low-maintenance alternative to turf.
Plants chosen for the beds included lavender, Buxus topiary spheres and half standards, plus lots of alliums. The overall effect is one of timeless elegance.
“Joyce was very easy to work with,” said Gary. “Her team arrived on time and were very efficient. We had no worries about anything. My wife and I are busy people and it was wonderful to have someone design the garden and implement it so well. We were very pleased with it from the start.
“Now I just have to trim the bay trees once a year and keep the lavender under control. The garden has matured wonderfully and it suits the house. Six years on we still get comments from neighbours about how good it looks and how well it has weathered.
“We never tire of seeing it.”