Large Country Garden
August 5, 2016 by Sue in Country, Large, Private 0 Comments

Janet Cole's Country Garden, North Yorkshire I was renovating a Victorian farmhouse and commissioned Sue to design the hard landscaping for a completely new garden. The design had to take account of a quite specific brief - vegetable and fruit beds, greenhouse, wildflower area - and also suit the very windy site. Not only did Sue answer the brief, she also understood the underlying feel that the garden was to have, and the ways in which it was to be used. Her proposals for the layout and materials were very well considered and supported by clear drawings and instructions for the builders. Potential minefields such as costs and timings were navigated using clear and timely communication. Sue has a real love of gardens and landscape and is fantastically knowledgeable and professional to work with - highly recommended! Janet Cole   Sue's Comment This large country garden was very exposed and unlike other projects, this client wanted to retain strong links to the farmland around. She is a good plantswoman and wanted to select the plants herself so my job was to give structure to the space around her Victorian farmhouse. Different gardens were created including a fruit garden and a […]

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Formal Garden
August 5, 2016 by Sue in Country, Formal, Village 0 Comments

Stephen Douglas' Country Garden, Yorkshire It is over 11 years since Sue produced her rear garden design for our newly constructed house in Amotherby, Malton. As we were creating a garden from scratch, it was difficult to know where to start and Sue's help was invaluable. From the limited ideas we provided, she came up with an overall design which appealed to us from the outset and which has stood the test of time. We believe this was one of Sue's first commissions and the time and effort which she devoted into helping us to create this garden was over and above our expectations. Having agreed the design, during the period from May 2002 through to February 2004, Sue produced detailed and professionally-drawn planting plans for different sections of our 1/3 acre garden - which enabled us gradually to put her ideas into reality. Her attention to detail was exceptional - in relation to hard landscaping, planting suggestions for all seasons, number of plants required, planting distances, sourcing them and very much more. The garden is now of course very well established. It has been much admired and has been our pride and joy but it could never have been […]

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