St Albans traditional country garden design by Amanda Broughton
St Albans traditional country garden design by Amanda Broughton

Traditional Country Garden Design
St Albans, Hertfordshire

The brief for this project came from the Client’s desire for a traditional country style garden. The existing garden was established and mature and our Clients asked us to add interest and colour to that. Also, we decided to design the hard landscaping in natural materials to compliment the architecture of the house.

The Design

We created curvaceous, generous borders, with a mix of shrubs, perennials and bulbs. We also kept much of the established hedges, which we used to frame the new planting. By keeping the mature plants, we maintained the intimacy of the original garden which  helped make the new design feel established more quickly. In turn, we were able to create the traditional country garden effect.

We created a curved brick edged gravel path leading across the lawn, before winding its way through a group of striking white stemmed Himalayan Birch trees, which we under-planted with shade loving woodland planting.

The Planting

Our planting design was key for this project to achieve the ‘traditional country garden’ look our clients requested. So we used traditional plants in the scheme, including; Roses, Cat Mint, Foxgloves, Lavender, Astrantia, Irises, Salvia and white Hydrangeas. Using a good mix of shrubs, perennials and bulbs, we were able to ensure the planting maintenance was manageable once we handed the garden over to our clients on completion. The new planting we created provides something colourful and interesting for our clients to look at throughout the year!

Construction by Lanwarne Landscapes Ltd.