Garden features can mean anything from a water feature to a dramatic flower pot or statue. Many people expect they can simply buy a feature and add it to their garden to enhance it. This rarely works without a good deal of planning and design to make sure all of the elements are in harmony. I trust the features in my garden integrate with the overall design and aesthetic, and also that they provide you with some inspiration.
I have trained a dozen fruit trees into interesting forms on fences and walls throughout the garden.
This pond is the central feature of the vegetable parterre. It has been developed over a several years and is now a really delightful part of the garden.
The Sentry Box
I built this little seating area early on in our time here. It doubles as a place to dump garden tools but also forms as a key viewpoint along one axis of the vegetable parterre.
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Clipped box, lonicera, yew and privet create formal structure throughout the garden. Hedges and topiary: all essential element of classic English design.
I sowed this fine rectangular lawn from seed. It’s a pleasure to keep it looking at its best as it forms the centrepiece of our rear garden.
These anthracite grey steps link our kitchen extension to the Lawn Garden. Their simple design employs a few tricks that ensure they are stylish and practical.
Vistas and Views
I suppose this is quite a formal garden. There are several axial vistas which have been designed to enhance particular views. They are also quite photogenic!
This is a compact outdoor kitchen with gas plancha BBQ, sink and tap. Designed to make eating outdoors a regular thing.
Recent posts under ‘Garden Features’
- Accoya – the best new timber for garden design?
- Outdoor kitchen (new)
- Creating an ornamental lawn
- Cloud pruned hedges & topiary fun
- Formal pond in the vegetable garden
- Paving the Potager
- Raised beds
- Borrowed view
- Logs in a naturalistic woodland garden