Ongoing Garden & Planting Design Projects in 2020

Rural garden in near Scone

(clients moved into this property with partially developed gardens 12 months ago; advice requested to help create a series of garden areas with attractive planting for relaxation, vegetable growing, outdoor dining, and to appreciate the lovely long views from the front of the house; parking needs to be improved, along with access to the front door; survey commissioned, January 2020, with design work to follow )

Large rural garden in Aberfeldy

(client initially contacted me for a consultation visit to provide planting recommendations; during the visit it became clear that layout advice was also needed, April 2019; survey commissioned, July 2019; garden planning completed; planting design may be needed in 2020)

Planting design for rural property in Perthshire

(client is in the process of renovating an old farmhouse and needs both planting advice for existing planting areas plus design advice for a new kitchen garden on an ongoing consultancy basis; March 2019; project extended to include garden layout design, survey commissioned design work completed, summer 2019; additional planting design may be needed in 2020) 

Sloping rural garden outside St Andrews

(recently retired clients need help with design and planting for a ‘blank canvas’ garden that slopes down towards the rear of the house; wind protection and drainage issues are high on the agenda, along with provision of seating areas to capture the long views and planting to provide interest throughout the seasons; commission accepted and  survey completed March 2019; design layout agreed along with  contractor estimate, July 2019;  build underway over winter 2019/2020; planting design and implementation to follow in 2020/21).

Small gardens around new-build home in Kinross (completed)

(existing client has moved house and would like an interesting, but easily managed garden on an unexpectedly sloping site; concept plans for an assumed flat garden have been redesigned to cope with the level changes needed to create useable flat areas in a 10 x 12 m garden area; contractor estimate, March 2019; construction completed and garden planted, May-July 2019)

New-built home on woodland site outside Muckhart

(clients are building a new home in an established mixed woodland and need help with landscape design and eventual garden developement/planting; commission accepted December 2018; awaiting completion of house build before proceeding further in spring 2019; contractor introduced to lay driveway and create seeded perennial meadow, July 2019; phase 1 planting completed in October 2019; phase 2 planting design and implementation ongoing in 2020)

Farm cottage garden in need of major uplift in Perthshire (completed)

(clients have lived in house for 20 years without making major changes to the garden; help sought for layout and planting ideas, including how to garden with 2 hens, 1 dog and 1 cat also on site; initial consultation,  July 2018; garden plan agreed early 2019;  construction began late July and phase 1 planting completed; Phase 2 planting completed in spring 2020)

Layout & planting design for large rural garden in Stirlingshire (completed)

(existing client has moved home & wants to update one area of her mature garden, May 2018; layout plans & planting design agreed for DIY build, June 2018; ongoing planting advice being provided for other garden areas, July 2018 and into 2019; new garden area plans shelved for 2020 shelved due to COVID 19 lockdown)

Project facilitation for Japanese garden build in conjunction with Japanese Garden Society (Scotland) (2013)

(see blog for more details)