Contemporary Cottage Garden

A Contemporary Cottage Garden


This garden surrounds a newly built, contemporary, thatched house in East Dorset. It is approximately n x n m. The open plan kitchen/lounge on the first floor leads out onto a glass balcony facing east to benefit from the morning sun and the fabulous view across the Purbeck hills. This meant that the garden will be viewed from above as well as at ground level. The clients wanted a garden that would be easy to maintain and resilient as they intend to let the property on a short term basis.


Requirements for the new design/landscape architecture:


  • No lawn
  • Chippings to complement the existing grey block paving drive
  • Retain the existing apple tree
  • Formal planting in muted colours to complement the grey hard landscaping
  • Grasses and shrubs


This garden has been constructed by Gregorys Landscaping of Piddlehinton, and the plants have been sourced from Chichester Trees and Shrubs.


Here is the Outline Plan and some photographs:

Ann Balmforth
ann balmforth GARDEN DESIGNS - Your local Dorset Garden Designer/Landscape Architect
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