Garden Design and Landscaping “College Glen”


Garden design and landscaping Berkhamsted. Inspired by the beautiful gardens adorned in France the client sort the professional garden design and landscaping services from John Lewis Home Solutions.


Honed sandstone selected for its rustic charm to weather naturally whilst designed in a semi-formal pattern. The functional path sweeps through space and you have to step through the planting scheme which softens through the design.

Furthermore, Plenty of lavender in the raised planter nearer to the house, an essential plant that continues to produce a beautiful rich herby scent for most of the year. Lavender is also an essential plant to ward away mosquitos, bugs and moths… it does attract the all-important pollinators and we all love bees…

The large chunks of timber that were hand-selected for grain and rustic texture will soon weather to that charming grey that wood always does outside. A creative balance of colours and textures between the timber and the stone paving… all brought together with the plethora of planting.

A sensibly sized decking platform sits at the rear of the garden, simple in its design and essential in its form. Siberian Larch, no need to oil as it can be left to silver down and will soon be a garden companion to the raised timber planters.

Further, some 24 tonnes of landscaping excavation and materials were used in this scheme, with the total duration on site was 2 weeks.

The planting scheme

Low maintenance is always a request, we didn’t stray too far from the brief. The colour scheme was an essential mix of purples and whites, scent and structure.

Libertia grandiflora

Rhododendron ‘Queen Alice’

Astanti major ‘Prima donna’

Persicaria bistorta ‘Superba

Myrtus communis

Thalictrum aqualeigafolium

Eucalyptus gunnii

Lavandula angustifolia

Rheum ‘Ace of hearts’

Verbena bonariensis

Agapanthus ‘headbourne blue’

Perovskia  little spire’

Soleiralea soleirolii, “Mind your own business”…

Pachysandra terminalis

Campanula globerata.


Essential climbing plants

Clematis armandii

Hydrangea seemanii

Pathenocissus tricuspidata ‘veitchii’

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus


Hardy herbs from the kitchen garden

Rosmarinus officialnalis (rosmary)

Lavandula anguvstifolia (lavender)

Saturja montana (winter savoury)

Slavia officialnalis (sage)

Thymus vulgaris (thyme)

Hyssopus officialnalis (hyssop)

Origanum vulgare (oregano)

Why use Home Solutions by John Lewis?

Home Solutions by John Lewis use an independent five-stage vetting process to choose their trades, which is unique for a trade website. This includes an inspection of up to three of the trades’ previous works by John Lewis specialists. This ensures Home Solutions only partner with the best companies possible for their customers. All workmanship is also backed by a 12-month John Lewis guarantee. Landscapers that work with Home Solutions must also be members of the APL (Association of Professional Landscapers). The APL is the leading accreditation company for landscapers in the UK.

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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.

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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.

We hope you like what you see.

We’d love to meet you in your garden to see how we can turn your outdoor space into a work of art.