Green Tree Garden Design Ltd
15 Reviews

Secluded exotic garden, Harpenden

This has been one of my favourite projects, as it was a little different. When I first saw the garden, my client had removed the original lawn, and started to build a quirky brick path along the length of the garden. The garden was very overlooked, and he wanted to achieve a sense of privacy, and also ensure that the garden looked good all year round. We discussed his planting preferences, and I came up with a palette of plants that would provide texture and interest throughout the year, and also give him the seclusion and screening that he required. He also wanted a slightly exotic feel to the planting, and was keen to incorporate ferns and palm trees where possible.
Now that the planting has matured, the back of the garden and the small patio are barely visible from the house, and when you sit on the patio, you have a real sense of privacy and calm. Since most of the plants are evergreen and structural, the garden looks good throughout the year.
Country: United Kingdom
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The garden shortly after my client had moved in - a narrow lawn with an ugly concrete path running along the length of the fence. The space was devoid of interest and privacy.
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The top end of the garden shortly after planting.
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Believe it or not, this photo is taken from the same position about six months after after the planting was completed! A quirky brick path leads from the shady end of the garden down towards the house and the sunnier end of the garden. A tree fern sits happily under the shade of the neighbour's Apple tree.
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Seclusion and privacy! The shady patio at the top end of the garden - a lovely place to enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of wine in the evening. Richard Brown Photography Ltd
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The garden shortly after my client moved in - a narrow lawn and ugly concrete path lead the eye straight to a plain brown shed at the end of the garden. There is no shade or privacy.
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The garden when I first saw it. My client had started to put in the side beds, and the path, but was unsure as to how to plant the garden, and asked me to help.
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Looking up the garden towards the patio, about six months after planting was completed. The shed is barely visible, as is the boundary fence.
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The courtyard patio just visible through the plants. The ferns planted underneath the tree fern are starting to fill their space, and the arching branches of Leycesteria formosa are just visible on the left. A newly erected trellis panel helps to obscure the shed, and creates a useful storage area. Richard Brown Photography Ltd
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Looking up the garden from about half way up the path. The tall grass on the left is Panicum virgatum 'North Wind.' This picks up the shafts of sunlight as it filters through the trees at the back of the garden. Richard Brown Photography Ltd
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