Living The “Good Life”

Winner of the Society of Garden Designers Designer & Landscape Contractor Award 2024.

Large garden with space for entertaining and gardening.

The brief with this amazing project was to reinvent a dated and tired suburban garden into one that inspires and facilitates the owner’s new gardening hobby including growing vegetables.

We designed and installed a productive kitchen garden area complete with cutting flower garden, raised beds and a greenhouse for edibles and over wintering tender plants. We also created entertaining spaces and areas for relaxation that can be used at different times of the day.

Hartley Botanic Greenhouse

A Hartley Botanic greenhouse provides an elegant focus for the garden as well as providing a space for plant propagation and weather protection. Its also a nice place for a cup of tea on a rainy day. Find out more about Hartley Botanic here.

The use of practical robust materials that compliment the house style was important. The inclusion of the sound of running water helps to disguise conversations between adjacent gardens.

Marshalls Paving

Marshalls sawn Versuro paving provides the right balance of traditional and modern and the Corten Steel pergolas provides height and structure to the space.

The varied shrub and perennial planting palette, layered with bulb planting and wild flower turf all help to increase the existing biodiversity of the garden and well as providing all year round interest.

The end result combines a timeless design with high quality materials, expertly installed, to ensure the garden has a long and productive life.

About Creative Gardens & Driveways

Creative Gardens & Driveways provide homeowners in the North West of England with the perfect garden design and build services they need to create their dream outdoor living space.

From small spaces to large plots, our experienced team can create a tailored solution to suit a range of budgets, combining knowledge of gardening techniques with an eye for aesthetics.

With award winning garden designers and a team of exceptional project managers and craftsmen, we guarantee a service that is second to none – ensuring each individual customer gets the results they desire.

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If you’re thinking about your next project and would like to discuss your design ideas and options, get in touch with the team at Creative Gardens & Driveways today.

Project Details




Matt Nichol


Completed Spring 2020


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