A new garden for a restored Victorian family home

Peter and Amy contacted me after they'd finished the renovation of a large Victorian house.  Having previously been a bed and breakfast, it's now been restored into a beautiful family home.

One of the main challenges of the garden was that the house sat in the middle of what, for the size of house, isn't a very big plot.  This made the garden look and feel tiny when viewed from inside the house, although there was actually a lot of space.

I love this garden and the way we've made it feel part of the new house.  The planting is still quite new, but it will soon fill out and feel as though it's always been there.  Painting the fences black always works a treat, making them almost disappear and it also gives the garden more depth. I always think the plants somehow come to life too.

Concept sketches

How it looked before