Creative solution for small front garden

“What can you do with an 8 foot wide strip of grass? “

The challenge

Louise Copper & Mike Langhorn own a beautiful large modern detached house situated in the pretty Cambridgeshire town of Godmanchester. The initial meeting with Louise was “what can you do with an 8 foot wide strip of grass, 74 foot long please?” The rather bland narrow lawn space with a couple of rows of paving slabs to break it up looked functional at best, bordered by a gated private path and hedgerow beyond overlooked the open space of the park. The conclusion of the meeting started the ball rolling for the brief.

The Brief

Mike and Louise Brief was to create a place to sit in the narrow sunny west facing front garden and watch their young daughter play in the park adjacent. Part of which was to install a sheltered seating area to give privacy from neighbours and to transform the frontage from a linear lawn to a curvaceous low maintenance raised bed design with a planting scheme of ornamental grasses, and climbers to grow up the walls. To top off the project low lying eyelid LEDs and power would be required to continue enjoying the space into late summer evenings.


Stuart - “Louise & Mike gave us free reign to realise the spaces potential and was open to suggestions of something a little different which enabled us to come up with a rather unique design. At first it was a little daunting to find a balance in such a narrow space without cluttering it but we worked it through and we all were extremely happy with the end result.”
A book on a table
Images from before, during and after the project
A book on a table
Woman reading a magazine

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