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Before & After: Tired Oxfordshire Garden is Transformed

Rory Andrews Landscape Design
4 years ago
last modified: 4 years ago

The brief from the client was to transform this garden in Goring-on-Thames into a contemporary space that can be enjoyed in all seasons. A south-facing garden room was a must, and serves as both office and a retreat.

BEFORE:

Goring-on-Thames - Before · More Info

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A main terrace for entertaining was added, as well as a small terrace for the office. A bench area was included opposite the office as a focal point and an extra place to relax and enjoy a different viewpoint.

AFTER:

Goring-on-Thames - After planting April 2017 · More Info

The clients wished for a circular lawn, which unfortunately did not fit the dimensions and propositions of the garden, hence the oval lawn – however we think it actually turned out very well!

Goring-on-Thames - After planting April 2017 · More Info

In contrast to the fad for ‘low-maintenance’, the clients are plants-people and were happy to maintain the garden themselves, so they requested large borders to satisfy their love for plants. The clients also wished to have a predominantly white and blue colour palette for planting.

Some small trees (with blossom and autumn colour), hedging and shrubs were included to add height and structure to the scheme.

Goring-on-Thames - After planting April 2017 · More Info

Climbing plants on the fencing soften the boundaries without the need for hedging, which would have taken space from the relatively small plot, and a gravel path was requested for access around the garden in all weather/seasons.

Goring-on-Thames - After planting April 2017 · More Info

Goring-on-Thames - After planting April 2017 · More Info

Check back in two months to see how the plants have grown! You may be very surprised at the transformation...

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