This once well used family garden attached to a beautiful Victorian villa, required an overhaul.
The house overlooks a church designed by Cuthbert Brodrick. This architect was famous for Leeds Town Hall, Corn Exchange and City Museum. The church provided the inspiration behind the front garden design.
The circular window was the blueprint for the garden layout. The design focussed on the church spire which became part of the borrowed landscape.
The planting is a mixture of shrubs, climbers and perennials in a New Perennial style. Clipped yew balls give regular evergreen structure. The Silver Birch tree remains important for wildlife and continues to screen the garden.
Existing materials were recycled in the design. Victorian edging tiles were used to edge the vegetable growing area. Sandstone steps were reconstructed along with a dry stone wall. This created immediate maturity to the garden.
David Massey Garden Landscaping were the construction team. Landscape features included lovely sandstone plank paving, sawn sandstone bull-nosed steps and gravel paths edged in sandstone setts.
The planting was by Essence Garden Design.