Client Brief

Create a practical but elegant front garden echoing the Victorian architecture of the house.


When the garden was last renovated in the 1970s, all traces of the original features seen in other gardens along the road had been removed. The garden was wild and overgrown with an ivy-clad wall dominating the space.

To create the desired look and feel, we installed a reclaimed yellow stock brick wall with sawn sandstone pier caps and traditional cast-iron railings. This wall now frames the garden across the entire front boundary.

Leading to the front door is a traditional Victorian chequerboard-tiled path. The porch steps were clad in sawn sandstone to match the original material. Sawn sandstone stepping stones create a path that leads to the timber bin store allowing the wheelie bins to be moved easily across the gravel.

Shade tolerant planting frames the front door and boundary walls of this traditional Victorian front garden.  Now, this is a front garden the homeowners can be proud of with curb appeal and a warm welcome. 

Design by Sarah Kay.

Photos by Ellie Walpole.

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