“I create beautiful gardens that work – for you” Rachel Merrick

Snodland Kent

Contemporary Garden Design in Snodland, Kent

The Garden Design Project – An Overview

The property: New build based in Snodland, Kent

The conceptual brief: A dramatic, yet easy to maintain garden to suit both client and client neighbour alike.

The Garden Design Project – In Detail

Project challenges

Our client’s garden, being both in the South of England, and south facing, is considerably hot and dry during the summer; the property was also a new build, with an adjoining neighbour who shares a path.

Project Approach and Contemporary Garden Design Solution

The average new build property presents quite the challenge when it comes to nurturing a garden that flourishes. This stems from the terrible, nutrient-depleted soil that developers invariably fill new build gardens with. This is a challenge that we have faced countless times over – for which we always adopt the same approach; we replaced the top surface and rotovated the soil. Following these steps the ground was ready for planting.

This environment, coupled with our client’s brief to create a dramatic garden that was also easy to maintain, demanded a careful selection of long lasting perennials (including Verbena bonariensis and Erigeon karvinkianus). These were coupled with flowering shrubs, which created a garden that certainly makes a statement on the estate. Finally, the project also entailed the creation of a connecting path between the mutual front doors, for a garden that looks as good as it is easy to maintain.

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Inspired by this Contemporary Garden Design in Snodland, Kent? Call me, Rachel, on 01892 668380 or email me via enquiries@elementaldesigns.co.uk and I’ll be right back in touch.

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