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Domestic Gardens Case Studies

Cottage Front Garden, Great Alne

Michael Twite design and landscapes were asked to design and build a front garden to compliment a beautiful Cottage in Great Alne incorporating driveway, paths to front door and interesting planting for year round interest.

The large oak posts framing the driveway entrance provide structure and drama while the gravel path punctuated by Indian stone paving adds interest and provides a welcoming route to the front door.

The range of materials used in the garden all compliment each other and the Cottage.
'Sweeps' of planting echo the curves in the garden and give structure and low maintenance colour.

Sweeping gravel and stone path
Holly lollipop trees provide structure and interest
Oak post frame the driveway
Construction underway
Granite sett detail Topsoil arrives

BALI Award winning Garden

Clifford Chambers, Stratford

Michael Twite Design and Landscapes were asked to create a quintessentially English cottage garden, with contemporary flair incorporating an existing Grade II-listed greenhouse.  The garden won a National BALI Award in 2007.

The garden runs down to a river, so the garden has been designed to sit within the landscape giving the impression it has been there for many years and provide several seating areas to take full advantage of the river views.

Curved decking detail

Accepting the award, from left to right; Eve England, Michael Twite, David Domoney (Television presenter).

One of several entertaining areas throughout the garden
Pots add interest to all areas
Planting beds compliment the 17th Century Cottage
A peaceful patio to enjoy the riverside location
Patio areas for entertaining
Cottage style planting

The planting contains cottage garden plants but used in a restrained, ordered way. Designed to provide year round colour and interest with a slight contemporary twist. The garden originally had many tall hedges and was split up resulting in the loss of the feeling of space.  The views of the river were also lost.

The new design opened up the area and complimented the property and it's location.

'Rooms' were created using soft planting without losing any feeling of space. 

The beautifully laid pathways link the different areas to enjoy and take in the scenery and atmosphere of the garden.

Interesting pathways lead visitors around the garden
Planting beds create 'rooms' within the garden
Contemporary planting provides structure in the garden
Meandering gravel path to riverside patio

The exceptional attention to detail in the garden ensures that in every corner you turn there is something new you see.

BALI judges recognised this in 2007 by awarding Michael Twite design and landscapes with a BALI National Award.

Table detail    
Planting creates an intimate 'room' area
Decking area provides an area to sit and relax
Planting detail
The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) is the Uk's representative trade association for firms undertaking landscaping.  It encourages high standards of quality, workmanship and service and recognises high levels of customer satisfaction, design and the overall feel of the job including smoothness of executon. Our BALI National Award recognises the calibre of work Michael Twite design & landscapes create.

Small town garden, Stratford upon Avon

Here the oval lawns add interest and detract from the narrow feel of the garden.  The paving colours are complimented and sub-divided by the use of natural stone setts.  The same setts are used to edge the lawns for continuity and to provide a mowing edge for a neat finish.  Oak sleepers were used to create level changes to the planting areas. Landscaping was carefully managed to incorporate several existing plants.

Finally, lighting was added to create dramatic evening effects.

Box hedge to separate the areas
Paving with natural stone setts and curved lawns
Entertaining area

Contemporary garden with metal walkway

Michael Twite design & landscapes transformed this front garden and driveway using raised brick planting beds, under-lit metal walkways, water channels and purple planting. The contemporary garden compliments the house and provides a haven in the centre of Leamington Spa.

Lighting creates a totally different look at night with the under-lit walkway linking the two entertaining areas.

Circular deck
Metal walkway and water channel

Purple planting

Contemporary garden

Built in 1994, this garden has stood the test of time from a design perspective.

The use of a limited number of materials (paving and timber) created a strong design and with planting being the key. 

A timber pergola was used here to add height to the garden while a body of water introduces interesing reflections.  The use of fencing posts creates a simple but stylish bridge over the water. 

Timber pergola
Water channel crossed by timber bridge
Water channel
View from house

Cottage Garden

Different levels linked by rose covered walkways provide this garden with several areas to enjoy.  Typical cottage planting schemes show the design to it's full potential, softening curved walls, providing depth and that 'secret garden' feel.  Pots add interest and can be moved to different situations to immediately change the feel of patios.

A Bubbling circular pond not only introduces sound but also presents the opportunity to keep fish, to the delight of youngsters on a summers day.

Michael Twite design and landscapes can easily create an 'aged cottage garden look' for you, using specialist techniques

Pool with brick pergola providing much needed shade
Changes in level softened by planting
Cicular pond
Perfumed planting around patio
Curved patio
Pots add interest to patio area
Covered archway
Cottage style planting providing depth
Mature tree shown to it's full potential
Timber pergola framing a focal point.

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