It is all too easy to neglect our front garden in favour of the space at the back of our house. However, we are noticing a growing trend – clients are increasingly requesting design plans for their front garden, often after having their back garden landscaped. This was the case with our client in Twyford, where we have transformed the approach to the front door with a beautiful new feature pathway.
Before we started the project, there was just a wide L shaped path leading up to the house, built using concrete paving. Practical – yes. And not exactly unattractive either. But our client saw the potential for making more of an impact in this space.
When we completed our work, visitors to the property approach via a beautiful pathway, featuring a gentle curve and incorporating a brick paved feature square. The paving is Indian Sandstone, matching the paving used in our client’s back garden. Clay brick pavers in rose cottage colour have been used to create a herringbone pattern in the centre and to edge the outline of the feature square. These bricks provide a contrast to the surrounding paler golden tones of the Sandstone as well as complementing the brickwork of the house.
We also installed a narrow planting bed following the curve of the pathway, planted with lavender to give the entrance a neat look, as well as fragrance and colour in summer. The opposite side of the pathway has been finished with a topping of South Oxfordshire 20mm gravel and planted up with a selection of low-lying plants and grasses to add interest. You can read more about the low maintenance planting in Katie’s blog here.
Our client is very pleased with the make-over and is looking forward to the colour the planting will bring as we move into Spring. Credit goes to our talented designer Katie Thomas for creating the stunning pathway design in this front garden transformation!