A Front Garden in Heaton Mersey
A front garden in Heaton Mersey was in need of a sense of purpose. Access to the front door was via the driveway. The client wanted to add an electric gate to beef up security to the driveway entrance which would mean that the postman and visitors could not access the house very easily.
We were able to add a new access point within the existing hedge that encircled the front garden. This made an enormous difference to what we could do with the space. The client was interested in creating a formal garden that would enhance the beautiful frontage of their 1920's house.
We have been impressed with the professionalism of both Louise and her landscape team. Louise consulted with us throughout the entire process, giving us the confidence that the considerable investment in our garden would be well spent.
Mr & Mrs Russell, Heaton Mersey
We situated the new pedestrian gateway directly opposite the front door of the house. We intalled a new path directly from the gate to the front door, using a silver grey granite that would work well with the render of the house. Two square lawns were laid on either side of the path, with bountiful borders of planting in a simple green, purple and white colour scheme. An Amelanchier lamarckii has been planted in the centre of each lawn and edged with Ilex crenata.
Planting is a mix of herbaceous perennials and grasses, with a backbone of shrubs to add structure. The black mondo grass, Ophiopogon planiscapus Nigrescens line the path up to the front door, with a mix of geraniums and grasses adding colour and texture.