Contemporary Front Garden in Hampshire
This 1960’s house still had the original front garden of mainly lawn and large shrubs, with a narrow drive. The main entrance to the house has double doors and beautiful limestone pillars, which were not being shown off to their best by the unexciting garden design.
The new design includes limestone paving to highlight the entrance and a larger, more practical and contemporary driveway.
The ‘New Wave’ planting around the drive includes tall grasses and perennials to add movement and structure all year round, whilst to add colour and perfume near the house, nepeta, penstemon and rosemary were planted. Although the lawn was reduced in size, the overall effect has been to make the front garden appear larger.