Harpenden new build garden design
Harpenden new build garden design

New Build Garden Design
Harpenden, Hertfordshire

We are delighted to present this impressive contemporary new build garden design in our portfolio. Our clients approached us at the planning stage of their beautiful new house which they were having built in Harpenden.

We were briefed to create an elegant outdoor space, which would compliment the house. Our clients wanted their new garden design to be contemporary in style, whilst tying in seamlessly with more traditional materials.

The New Build Garden Design

We have achieved this aim by combining solid landscaping in natural materials with generous, naturalistic planting. For one end of the new sandstone terrace, we designed a contemporary long water-rill  with bubble fountains. At the other end of the terrace, we placed four roof-trained Liquidambar trees with a dining area beside them. As a result, we created an intimate space for outside entertaining, with views back to the water-feature. We included expansive sawn sandstone steps, flanked with raised flower-beds and leading down to a large formal lawn.

We designed long flower-borders to run the perimeter of the lawn, with grass paths creating vistas towards the informal rear of the garden. Our client commissioned a bespoke slate James Parker sculpture, which draws the eye to the rear of the garden. Also at the end of the garden, we placed a group of Birch trees which soften the back drop of evergreen trees. In addition, we created generous borders which exude colour and vibrancy.

By creating generous borders and interesting focal points, we have created a really spectacular garden!

Construction by Armstrong Landscapes Ltd.

Amanda designed my garden, wrote the technical specifications, oversaw the execution and sourced and planted all the trees, plants and bulbs per the design. We are hugely impressed. In particular, she was able to translate our somewhat incoherent ideas on what we wanted into an amazing design, whilst respecting the budget parameters we set. She has a great insight into what will work by way of design and effective planting. Amanda listened, but delivered something that we couldn't have imagined. The sight lines from the house are lovely and will be stunning through the seasons. She has a lovely team around her and partnered well with our landscape contractors. We can't recommend Amanda highly enough and wouldn't hesitate to recommend her for large or small projects.