Sculpture front garden

An overgrown front-garden in Brighton gets a contemporary beach-themed makeover. The garden was seriously overgrown, the walls were crumbling, the path was a trip/ slip hazard.  Guests regularly fell over. This bold layout solves access problems and creates a curved sculpture garden in a small square space.


The project was a self-build collaboration. The home-owner built the walls, we built the path together, and I installed the gravel, xeriscaping and planting. The driftwood sculptures are by Ben Fearnside.

Planting has to cope with North-East low-light, hilltop winds, salt air and shallow clay soil over chalk. Plants chosen are up to the challenge! Garden is white themed, with deep red and chartreuse contrast. 

INNOVATION: Using roof fascia boards as shuttering for curved concrete ramp.

Click here for design mood-board and planting plan

Garden before