Work in progress for a colourful, year-round family space

My clients wanted a new vision for their new family space, a plan that could be developed over time alongside future building works. The brief included a space to eat in the garden, lots of colourful, year-round interest to look out on from the house, and some screening to create more privacy on such an open site. 

We started with a masterplan, then phase 1 focused on creating the ‘bones’ of the garden – a new year-round outdoor seating area, screening trees with lots of seasonal interest and a framework of outlying borders that can be connected with other areas in the future.

Design and planting by Muddy Boots

Landscaping by George Hugh Landscape Contractors

“We’ve loved every moment of working with Emma, who has been so helpful, positive and patient as we’ve worked our way from not knowing how to get started, through to an amazing space for us to enjoy year-round with friends and family. We love our new gardens, front and back, and are so pleased with the impact they have had on our lives.

If you’re not used to buying creative services, it could feel overwhelming engaging with a garden designer, but Emma is so friendly, practical and pragmatic, you never feel out of your depth or swept along. We have already recommended her to many local friends in Beaconsfield”.


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