Brayfield Lane Garden Design & Landscaping

Chalfont St. Giles

Brayfield Lane Garden Design & Landscaping. A terraced garden designed and landscaped has transformed a recently renovated property in Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire.


Both hard landscaping and a sensible soft landscaping scheme allowed Karl Harrison Landscapes to create a pallet that the brief welcomed. The materials, a combination of natural products with a contemporary addition of onsite poured concrete… Brutalism for real in a garden.

Stylish paving laid in a random pattern, pointed with a colour sympathetic to the style of the paving. We do use Pro Joint “Max” by Nexus, a failsafe and durable product. Furthermore, the contemporary Italian style split faced wall tiles, butt jointed with no grouting act as a contrasting texture to the paving. The custom fabricated wall coping stones complete the hard landscaping in this scheme…

Furthermore, the garden features created in solid concrete form a bench in a proud position in the garden, creating somewhere to sit and be surrounded in the foliage away from the property. The step leading edges were also created on site to match this feature.

Charred Timber also features in this garden, a much-needed backdrop to the zinc flavoured water feature. The simple feature is highlighted due to the massive contract between the black and the zinc. Further, this water feature provides a gentle harmonic sound as the many water blades combine in sound… it is quite a lovely sound.

Planting Plan

Heptacodium Miconioides stars in the planting scheme, the flowers burst open like stars and the abundance of them is staggering. Multi stemmed and thy look spectacular in the evening as they are individually up lit.

Rheum atropurpureum we chose this purple wonder as a garden favourite plant due to the huge texture and vibrancy in colour…

The rear garden hedging Prunus Lucinatica was a clever choice; not always top of the list but the slight red colour of the stems leading to the serrated leaf edge adds an interesting contract to the rest of the subtle planting scheme.

  • Acanthus mollis Agapanthus Gayles Lilac 
  • Asarum europium Asplenum scolopendrium
  • Asplenum scolopendrium Dianthus cruentus
  • Digitalis p. dalmatian white Echinacea p. ‘white swan’ 
  • Epimedium x perralchicum ‘Frohnleiten’ Euphorbia amygdaloides robbiae
  • Euphorbia characias Hakonachloa macra
  • Helebore x sternii Hydrangea quercifolia 
  • Iris perry’s blue Lysimachia sp. Candela
  • Nepeta grandiflora ‘summer magic’ Pachysandra terminalis
  • Polystichum polyblepherum Polystichum Herrenausen
  • Selenium wallichianum Thalictrum delavayi ‘album’ 
  • Tiarella sp. ‘iron butterfly’ Rosemary, Salvia officinalis, Thyme Peter Davis, Chives

Obvious style in a garden can be achieved with an Acer, they are beautiful plants and in this scheme not in a central position, but to one side, to balance and showcase in their own right… Acer palamatum Bloodgood and the Acer palmatum dissectum

Landscaping Materials

Beige sand stone Coping stones London stone

Buff sandstone pavers CED stone

Split face stone cladding Real stone cladding

Water feature A place in the garden

Trees Deepdale nurseries

Plants Babylon plants


About Karl

Karl Harrison designs, builds and delivers high end residential and commercial landscaping projects.

He brings clarity to unusual situations, new materials and understands how to apply them with current technology. He is a professional Engineer and demands attention to detail that ensures impeccable results.

We absolutely love the space that Karl & his team created for us.

Mr & Mrs Oliver.

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We adapt to the needs of every client, fluent in a combination of traditional techniques ensuring the hard landscaping works in harmony with the soft planting, garden art and style in your garden.