Revisiting a Garden 17 years later

Throwback to 2004. Karl had just finished transforming this garden. Karl built a large softwood cedar deck, on which sat a hot tub surrounded with plants. He also built a matching cedar clad summer house. 17 year old western red cedar deck

Client Brief

Over time the hot tub became faulty so the client decided to get it removed. After not using the space for years the client got back in touch with Karl to get it transformed once again. The summer house was still in perfect shape and staying so they needed to consider a transition to get to it. As for the rest of the space, Karl decided let’s plant everywhere, let’s soften the space and make it a peaceful getaway that looks good, smells good, and feels good. before garden transformation

Planting Plan

The client really wanted as many white flowering plants as possible in this space. Here’s a selection of the white flowers Karl chose to use in the planting scheme –
  • Viburnum davidii
  • Amelanchier lamarckii
  • Hydrangea
  • Pachysandra terminalis
  • Rhododendron
  • Philadelphus
  • Agapanthus
  • Syringa
  • Hosta ‘Drinking Gourd’
  • Acanthus
  • Cornus kousa Chinensis
  • Lamium ma. ‘White Nancy’
Karl also wanted to plant a surprise for the client. Throughout the scheme plenty of Allium bulbs have been planted. You can’t see them yet, but they will be a very pleasant surprise when they burst into life.

Natural Limestone Paving Patio

For the pathway to the cedar summer house, Karl decided to use natural limestone paving from Country Supplies. Whilst this is part of the hard landscaping this really helps soften the space. It’s not only a path to get you to the summer house; it also serves as the perfect space for a bench to enjoy the oasis this garden will become in the Spring.

Credits and Further information

Location – Northwood Client – Private Completed – 2021 Materials – Natural Limestone Paving – Country Supplies Plants – Rochfords
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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.

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