Small Town Garden Design in Guildford Surrey

Country House Garden near Guildford, Surrey

Having once been a functioning farmhouse, this property had been renovated by my client to accommodate his growing young family. The surrounding sloping field, once used for grazing, had become over-grown. The new garden design I created incorporates many new features - a safe, fenced courtyard for the toddlers to play in; a large sports lawn; fresh planting and safety fencing around the swimming pool; a formal garden to be viewed from the main reception areas (with a safe pond); a new route to the tennis court; a shady dining terrace outside the kitchen and interesting woodland walks down to a natural stream. A new driveway and parking area were also included in the design. My client was keen to introduce as wide a range of plants as possible, particularly from Japan, where he and his wife had lived. This included a semi-circle of Prunus Tai Haku, the much acclaimed Great White Cherry, under which the Japanese celebrate each new Spring.

Client Testimonial

Cherry produced a wonderful design for our garden and arranged all the construction, planting and specialist work.  Her knowledge of good contractors and suppliers along with her efficient organisation of the project ensured that the garden was built entirely to our satisfaction.  Her excellent knowledge of plants has given us a lovely garden with year round interest. She provides a thorough professional service and I would highly recommend her.


Mr and Mrs J. M., Worplesdon, near Guildford, Surrey, 2005