A Japanese Front Garden 

The front garden is north-east facing and approximately 3m x 20m, including the existing drive. The soil is acidic, sandy loam.  The client wanted an attractive Japanese style entrance to his property with a definite Japanese theme consisting of rocks,  Japanese lanterns and Japanese plants. 

Requirements for the new garden/landscape architecture:

No grass
Granite Japanese lanterns and rocks

Cobbles and stepping stones
Japanese trees, shrubs and perennials

Full Testimonials:

" Ann was the Garden Designer for a project we undertook just outside of Ringwood, Hampshire. We would have no hesitation recommending Ann to design a garden for you.  From producing a number of clear and concise drawings to work from, to being on hand to assist with setting out plants and trees, Ann was always contactable as a point of reference if we had any questions or needed confirmation on orders the client had scheduled.   We found Ann to be very personable and approachable, she had great rapport with the site team and the client, which I feel helped produce a wonderful garden.  We hope to work with Ann again in the future." Connor Scott, Landscape Designer/Estimator, E. Williams Landscapes Ltd.

"Ann developed a Japanese garden plan for my front garden incorporating various rocks, stones and stone lanterns. Planting included various trees, shrubs, and ground cover. The Plan was very professional and clear to understand, and was redeveloped over several months as new ideas were added into the plan on a very timely basis. Ann also recommended landscapers, building materials, planting, and took part in overseeing acquisitions, and building work, and overall project oversight. My garden has exceeded all expectations and I owe it all to Ann - hiring her was easily the best decision I made during the entire project." Mr P., St Leonards, Dorset (see reviews on Houzz

The garden has been constructed by E. Williams Landscaping of Southampton (see more photos on Houzz), the plants were sourced from Rhino Rock and Chichester Trees and Shrubs

Here are the Outline Plan and 2 photos of the finished front garden:

Ann Balmforth
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If you have any questions regarding the designs please don’t hesitate to contact me.