Our Gardens

Drama in a contemporary wildlife garden

Clean lines with wild flowers - a striking counterpoint

Good paving design extends the clean lines of this Hanse Haus home

Striking views in a country garden

Planting softens the strong lines of a timber boardwalk

Exuberant planting helps create privacy in an overlooked garden

Plants give privacy without overwhelming a small front garden

Space for play and relaxation in a family garden

A Modern Garden for Outdoor Living

As is often the case, when you move home, the garden you take on may not reflect your style or needs; it may be bigger or have elements that simply do not fit with your plans for enjoying your outdoor space. This was exactly the dilemma facing our clients near Faversham as they took on an awkward-shaped sloping garden...

"We contacted Haywood Landscapes after moving to own new home and while we had a bigger garden than in our previous house, it was uninspiring and di..."

A traditional country garden

Making the most of the natural beauty of the Kent countryside, a traditional country garden should reflect its outlying landscape character. Lending itself to a free-flowing, informal planting scheme, the more traditional rural landscape design will often feature wildflowers, natural water, some kitchen and cottage garden elements, and softer themes.

"We are lucky to live in a wonderful 17th Century house sitting in one of the hamlets between Canterbury and Faversham. The house is a mixture of lo..."

A Contemporary Garden For Wildlife

Our client wanted a garden that would attract wildlife but not a textbook wildlife garden. She was keen to make a bold statement and wasn’t afraid of something a little out of the ordinary around her bungalow near the Kent coast

"“we were given a good service despite inclement weather. The design process itself was very enjoyable as we felt our ideas were really listened to...."

A Striking Country Garden Design

This converted farm building was a cattle byre (or shed in plain terminology) and is set in a rural Kentish landscape

"As designers we can sometimes get possessive and precious about our creations. This was a good reminder that it is the clients’ needs and preferenc..."

A Creative Drainage Solution

We were asked to specify and quote for the installation of a land drainage system for a large garden that routinely flooded in the winter. The soil was deep, heavy clay in a flat low-lying area with nowhere to drain to. We proposed a more creative solution:

"This was definitely a case of working with nature rather than trying to fight it!"

A Stylish Wilding of a New Home

Our brief was to create a garden for outdoor living that would also attract wildlife, to be contemporary in style yet informal.

"“In our brief to Andy, we requested a wildlife-friendly garden with a contemporary, shaded seating area and space for outdoor dining. It was a big ..."

A Large Garden To Compliment Contemporary Hanse Haus

Much like the Hanse Haus home it accompanies, this large formal garden is uncomplicated and professionally delivered with clean lines and a contemporary design.

"“We originally requested that Haywood Landscapes help us with the design and specification for landscaping the garden, in order that we could put t..."

A Small Front Garden

Our client was planning improvements to her house with a new front door and other projects and felt the garden let the property down. It was scruffy and uninteresting and reflected poorly on her nice home.

"To complete the transformation the client was fortunate to benefit from the removal of a rather ugly telegraph pole which sat right on the edge of ..."

An Informal Garden

One of the joys of being in a beautiful garden is that it helps us to relax and reconnect with nature. This is particularly so in a well-designed informal garden which our clients wish for their mature plot.

"As you know we are delighted with our garden. We felt your professionalism was first class from start to finish, your gardeners were friendly and v..."

A Seaside Garden

Separated from the beach only by a quiet road and with a commanding view across the English Channel, this fine property in Deal was let down by the garden. With a massively overgrown rockery and dilapidated crazy paving their coastal garden design was very dated, in a poor state, and completely unmanageable for our clients who are an elderly couple. They wanted us to come up with some suitable seaside garden ideas that would transform their garden.

"Exactly what we had in mind. Our seaside garden design is inspirational. Terrific, superb and ideal for elderly people. The terrace is a really nic..."

An Overlooked Garden Transformed

With a property on a large new-build development our clients were blessed with a relatively large garden, but it was set on a hillside and had an awful outlook towards tall fences, timber retaining walls and properties ‘up-slope’ looming over them.

"A shed, greenhouse and compost area were concealed behind a trellis screen and arch with access from a sloping path to the rear. From the top of th..."

A Family Garden

With no existing features or character to guide the design, new-build homes with ‘blank Canvas’ plots can sometimes be more challenging to design than a more mature garden. This particular example was sloping across its entire depth and featured poor heavy clay soil. It was also an irregular awkward shape, producing lots of additional challenges.

"Having bought a new home we wanted a garden to match and chose Haywood Landscapes as we were impressed with Andrew's knowledge, ability to understa..."
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