Small Town Garden Design in Guildford Surrey

Garden for Relaxing - Guildford, Surrey

The garden of this attractive 1930s Tudor style house had crumbling paving and collapsing, overgrown walls. I was commissioned to create a new garden design which would make better use of the large space available and to create new paths and seating areas. The house is built on solid chalk, which had to be excavated to facilitate the new layout. New steps and brick retaining walls were built to deal with the changes of level. A separate quiet area with a pond with a custom-made copper fountain was created, looking towards a lovely Acer and a Weeping Beech tree. An existing woodland area was tidied and new woodchip paths with log steps were laid through it. Two large existing mature Box balls set the theme for more Box planting, which gives definition to the new shapes of the garden and provides a strong backdrop to perennial planting. All the plants were chosen to cope with an alkali soil, for example Lilacs, Hibiscus and Bearded Irises.

Client's Testimonial

We have enjoyed the garden very much since you redesigned it . Over the years it had become very tired but now sets the house off beautifully  and is very much in keeping with the style and age of the property. It is easy to maintain  with all the bark and there is interest all the year round. We especially enjoy the  water feature which is always admired and looks wonderful lit up at night.


Mr and Mrs M, Guildford, 2009