Letchworth Garden City front garden make-over

Client brief:

Surprise me!

This south-facing small front garden was in need of a complete rethink! My clients felt it was time to do something different.
As a designer it was important that I read the guidance provided by the Heritage Foundation, as it has a preferred species list when
it comes to the selection of hedging plants permissable.

Beech is a permissable species on the list and so I added some colour by using the purple beech variety, known as Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea’.
This plant creates a good looking hedge, deep in colour, contrasting beautifully with dog roses (Rosa canina) and dogwoods (Cornus alba ‘Sibirica’).

The Caledonian cobbles add lots of interest and are well suited to a hot, sunny aspect.