The client wanted a contemporary garden and this was achieved with a geometric design that used blocks of porcelain paving contrasting with areas of lawn and clipped yew hedges. Square wooden frames for climbing plants help to provide privacy as the garden is ovelooked by the surrounding houses. The materials used in the garden also help with the modern look. These include two types of porcelain paving, one of which has a wood-grain effect, and Millboard composite decking. These modern materials also have the advantage of being relatively low maintenance. Bradstone suplied the paving and the garden features in the latest edition of their catalogue. https://www.bradstone.com/products/contemporary-paving/mode-profiled-paving/
This newly planted garden provides a large terrace that complements the architecture of the Georgian house and is ideal for entertaining. The original wildlife pond was relocated from in front of the door and made more formal in keeping with the rest of the new garden, making sure that it was still accessible for wildlife. The curved wall surrounding the new pond doubles as seating. Planting in the beds around the terrace was pretty and informal with small structural shrubs and plenty of seasonal colour. See https://www.facebook.com/louisehardwickgardendesign for more photos.
Repton Open Gardens takes place this year on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th of June 2pm-6pm. 16 gardens are open, including Askew Cottage. Tickets cost £5 per adult and are available on the day from the church lychgate. All proceeds go towards the upkeep of St Wystan’s church.
Four gardens in Repton are open as part of the ‘Repton Village Gardens’ group.
Tea and cake are available at Chestnut Way and admission to all 4 is £6.00
Details of all the gardens are here:http://www.ngs.org.uk/gardens/find-a-garden/Garden.aspx?id=33674
Louise will be opening her garden for charity on the afternoons of May 22nd, July 24th and August 28th as part of the Repton Village Garden Group for the National Gardens Scheme. You are very welcome to come along.
More information at www.ngs.org.uk
The garden will also be open 18th and 19th June 2pm – 6pm for the Repton Open Gardens week-end in aid of St Wystan’s Church.