Are you thinking of designing your front garden?
This is the first thing people see before they step into your house. It is also seen by people walking past. So in some cases you may want a little privacy. Whatever you want though it needs to look and feel good good and to do this you need a couple of things
All Year Round Colour
Something to look at all year round is necessary for the front garden, let’s face it bear earth is not that attractive and certainly not what you want to see all through the winter. So some good evergreen plants giving shape and structure are ideal clipped Yew, Box or Holly
Lights along the path
Lights are important, if you’re returning from work the odd plant illuminated by the garden path or the windows is a cheery thing to look at. The leaves glisten in the winter rain or sparkle in the frost. e.g. Skimmia’s, giving lovely red berries or Garraya elliptica ‘James Roof’ with its greenish flowers in pendent catkin-like racemes
You’re also are less likely to trip up and can easily open your door with lighting helping you find the key hole
Adding scent to a front garden is also a lovely idea, taking away the smell of the traffic and delighting people before they step into your house. Scents can be all year round from the winter scents of Christmas box ‘Sarcocca confuse’, to the summer smells of Lavender
If you’re looking for some help designing your front garden Samantha Willis can help you make the most of it. Samantha has nursed a lifelong love of gardening which is reflected in her award-winning designs.
Based in the Cotswolds, she regularly works throughout the surrounding locations, including Chipping Norton and Woodstock. She has also produced gardens throughout Gloucestershire and Cornwall. She can help you develop a beautiful front garden.. Her services include briefs, sketch proposals, tenders and actual construction.
From design to execution, she’ll overlook the entire process and lay the foundations for your dream front garden