This barn conversion still had the original farmyard concrete as the main part of the garden hard standing with informal planting and a leaking raised pond. The client wanted a contemporary garden to match the property, with black slate, Cotswold stone and rendered walls. They liked the idea of a central water feature as the main focus of a formal garden design. Justin Jones Landscapes & Gardens discussed several ideas with the client, and together they decided to commission the talented garden designer, Cheryl Cummings to help crystallise their ideas into a plan that they could agree on.
Courtyard Garden Near Madley
Garden restoration, water feature & oak parterre
Formal Garden Design
Oak parterre beds & water feature
Cheryl Cummings crystallised our ideas for the garden into a solid plan to work to.
Solid oak sleepers were used to create the Parterre symmetrical raised planting beds before laying the Cotswold stone gravel.
Incorporating Old & New
Relocating existing cottage garden style plants
Justin Jones Landscapes & Gardens started by breaking up and removing nearly 50 tonnes of concrete yard to enable the site to be levelled and prepared for landscaping. Two low brick retaining walls were constructed and the new pond was created using concrete blocks. The steps were re-configured to be proportional with the existing French doors and capped with black slate paving to match the new slate al-fresco dining area. A bespoke bonded liner was installed in the new pond with plumbing and pipework for the fountain before capping with the same black slate and rendered with K-rend to match the barn conversion walls.
Solid oak sleepers were used to create the Parterre symmetrical raised planting beds before laying the Cotswold stone gravel. The old raised pond was removed, fresh topsoil was added and the planting area was defined using metal Everedge. The client’s existing plants were then transplanted to this new bed. Additional new plants were added by the client to compliment the garden design. General tidying up and repair of the large lawn completed this beautiful garden project.