We have a few of last summer’s projects into their build phases at the moment. One of the largest is this formal, modern garden in Hilton, Derbyshire. We thought you might like a sneak peek at it.

Hilton plan

The owner of the property was having an extension built, as well as having some adjacent outbuildings converted into a swimming pool. We were asked by the owner to design a formal garden which would compliment the new buildings and provide some sheltered, family entertaining space.

Two pools
Two pools at night

Using the view from the extension as a centre point, we designed a raised lawn and planting area bisected by a formal, split level pool. The larger top pool is decorative and the smaller lower pool will be a fish pond. Both pools will be fed by water blade features. The upper pool will be crossed by three ‘floating’ pavers.

Behind the lawn area is a long wall. This will be planted with trees, shrubs and perennials, and topped with timber screens. Behind the wall is a service path which leads to an adjacent kitchen garden. The path will be lined with pleached trees to form a screen from neighbouring properties.

The pools and planting will be enhanced with subtle uplighters for some dramatic night-time lighting effects.

Before image

As you can see from the “before” picture above, the area of garden consisted of a dated lawn with some mature, shaped flower beds.

During construction

The construction work is well underway on the walls and pools. One of the benefits of working with a garden designer early on alongside any architectural work you are having done is that the groundwork and hard landscaping for the garden can be undertaken at the same time as the groundwork for the building. This saves the client money and time.

The road to your beautiful new garden starts here.

The first step is to book your free consultation* now – call Anna on 01283 217941, or use the contact form below.

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* Free consultation is for gardens within a 25 mile radius of Ashby de la Zouch. For gardens further afield, a consultation fee applies.