Modern Tropical Garden in Devon

We undertook this scheme for a couple from Ashby who were in the process of selling their home and moving to the Devon coast.

The new property had a small and unloved, sloping area of turf for a back garden, and they wanted to install a modern space for relaxation, including architectural planting and space for sculpture. They were also interested in working with a mixture of hard surfaces.

We worked from a survey and photographs supplied by the client and, as well as design work, we provided construction plans to be used by a local landscaping company, and planting plans.

We specified a combination of stained hardwood decking and seating areas with rendered blockwork planters, a plinth for the statue, and Bradstone Ivory sandstone paving. Making the most of Devon’s warmer microclimate, we suggested a primarily green planting scheme (with some white and purple) which included sculptural Fatsia, Trachycarpus fortunei, X Fatshedera lizei, Phyllostachys aurea, Musa basjoo, with some herbaceous planting such as Zantedeschia aethiopica, Hosta ‘The Patriot’ and Hosta ‘Thunderbolt’ to be added in the spring.

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