The Brief
A beautiful Sorbus Aria Lutescens tree is the only feature of this otherwise dull front garden. The client wanted to make the most of this sizeable frontage, to make it more welcoming, and make the most of the sloping site by introducing steps.

The New Design
A strange shape plot, but within it strong shapes of circles and part circles now give definition. Gravel paths to extend the existing drive are introduced to allow pedestrians past the cars without the need to step on lawn, and on the opposite side of the garden a path for the postman. 11 tons of soil was excavated from a central area in order to create 2 steps down to a block circle incorporating roof tiles on end around a driftwood sculpture, with 1 step up again towards the front door. See More Front Gardens

The garden has since featured in Property Ladder Magazine as a part of an article on “Kerb Appeal”

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The kerbside view.

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Stepping up from the central circular feature to the front door.

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Euphorbia Excalibur with Black Tulips in spring.

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Spring and the central circular feature.

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Before.