Garden design and planting in Chalfont St Peter
This project began in 2022 when the clients first engaged Karl for some plantings advise. A newly purchased property with a rotter of a space that very much needed transforming into a garden. They needed an expert horticultural guide to for they should use to bring their new garden to life.
The garden design brief
A garden office to take centre stage to the rear of the garden surrounded by plants, and a path to get us there. Irrigation to protect our investment in the planting and lighting. The existing patio, paving and walls were to remain. A jolly good clean and a new colour scheme for the walls made the space much brighter.
Plants make for a beautiful garden
Can a garden be a garden without plants… surely not. The project had just over 100 sq m of new planting areas which required 681 new plants. It also has one tree, a few shrubs, grasses and plenty of colour. The tree was a small Betula utilis jacquemontii as a multistem.
The local ecology and biodiversity wins
We removed a huge amount of waste from the garden, it reduced the usable space and looked unsightly. We imported 20 tonnes of new soil and created a 100 sq m sweeping lawn too. This coupled with the wide variety of plants really did gave back to the environment. Within an instant the bees and pollinators started enjoying the garden.
Karl said “My favourite plants in this project have got to be the plants that flow over the walls. These have to be the Calibrachoa, Convolvulus and Rosmarinus Prostratus
Plants used in this garden
Betula Utilis Calamagrostis
Calibrachoa Carex Morrowii
Convolvulus Corn flowers
Cornus Elegantissima Cornus Kousa
Hosta Hydrangea Arboresens Annabelle
Pachysandra terminalis Perovskia
Philadelphus Grass Red baron
Rosmarinus Rosmarinus Prostratus
Tiarella Verbena Bonairiensis
Verbena Lollipops Viburnum Davidii
Creating a sweeping path
The art in creating a design is always easier said than done. The elevations made for an awkward project as nothing was level. We love curves, especially in lawns and paths, once we had our eyes in, it was nothing we hadn’t done before.
Location Chalfont St Peter
Design and Planting Karl Harrison Landscapes Ltd
Soft Landscaping Materials Country Supplies
Clay Paving London Stone
Plants Supplier Babylon Plants