The Narrow Garden

This unique space in the heart of Chelmsford, Essex measured an incredible 69m (226') in length by less than 14m (45') in width. Furthermore, the husband and wife had quite different tastes.

He was looking for the more masculine presence of crisp lines and strong geometric shapes. She was keen on a softer approach with curves and a space to grow a few things.

Having both recently retired, they wanted a garden which they could spend time in together. They also had a large family and wanted to entertain guests including small children.

We decided to divide the garden creating a garden of two halves. The front half reflecting his wishes whilst the rear catered to her brief.

The presence of a hedge in the centre meant that this unique space would 'conceal and reveal'.

Few other neighbouring gardens had the same length and its not the size you expect to find in a city. A stepping stone style path leads the eye from the kitchen door to the small gap in the hedge which takes you to an altogether different space.

Our services

Full Service Garden Design and fulfilment

For an end to end service, our garden design and project oversight options deliver a clear step by step plan and then co-ordination of the garden build.

Planting Plans

Our planting plans can be selected as a stand alone design service. We still put you at the centre of the design but work within the predefined borders to refresh the garden.

Planning Application

We are experienced in liaising with local authorities and delivering the details and specifications required. This service can be used either in conjunction with our design services or as a stand alone feature as required.

Commercial Garden Design

We know that time and value are key when it comes to commercial projects. That's why we focus on short lead times and value add when working with developers to increase saleability and kerb appeal.
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