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Designs to transform an Edinburgh garden and a country retreat. Our client needed planting plans for her country cottage on the shores of Loch Tay and a complete transformation for the gardens at her Edinburgh home. One client; two very different gardens. The cottage planting has been designed to survive harsh Perthshire winters and longer stretches between any maintenance whilst providing a sense of abundance with harmonising, gentle colours. The town house needed a smart front garden which we managed to achieve simply by replanting with crisp box balls and clipped hollies combined with a very limited colour palette of acid green, white and little highlights of orange berries and geums. It looks great all year round and can now be dressed beautifully with winter pots at the door to make a welcoming Christmas entrance.

For the back garden of the Edinburgh house we took the design queues from the newly renovated interior, creating a crisp unfussy shape softened by generous planting. To reflect the client’s tastes the garden still has echoes of the country but with a slightly more contemporary planting style. This family garden is also designed with children in mind, including a special sandpit courtyard with play boxes and herbs which can later be transformed into a sunny arbour. We designed in space for vegetables in raised beds, a potting shed and plenty of space for ball games.


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