Smart front garden

The owner needed smarten his front garden, improve access and reduce maintenance. The garden was being used a bike park and wheelie bin space, and planting was spilling over the front pavement. The owner is a self-confessed non-gardener, so any plants needed to look after themselves. He also wanted the garden to connect to the drive, with space for one occasional car (astride stepping stones).


The solution was a low-maintenance gravel garden with raised beds, tough planting, and chip & tar paths. We also gave the home two clear entrance-ways: the public path to the front door, and a stepping-stone path from front door to  side door.


INNOVATION. Using 'chip and tar' for the driveway and path, a smart inexpensive solution.

Click here for design mood board and planting plan.

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