Greenstone will design a garden to maximise the potential of even the smallest space. Here's a selection of ideas and gardens from their small gardens portfolio.Hint! Click on any thumbnail to see a bigger picture.
With clever landscaping, Ross Farrell managed to make this small garden appear twice the size. Greenstone used interlocking curved shapes and varied heights to create distinct areas. Clever use of materials unites each area. For example, see how using matching wooden decking linked the garden room roof with the central bridge.
Take a look at the last photo in this group, which shows how the garden looks just one year on.
Greenstone use the complementary combinations of wood, stone and brickworks plus simple planting to achieve a relaxed, natural style for the small garden. Raised beds have been built at 2 different levels to provide interest and perspective. The lower beds also have wooden seats cleverly incorporated.
This small garden was transformed into a very tranquil oasis with a minimalist palette of materials and colours.
A small city garden needed to be modernised to tie in with the new extension. The rear wall was knocked and rebuilt with a tiled finish that matched the tiling on the ground. A bespoke hardwood bench was built that can either be seating or a sun lounger. Simple planting compliments the overall style. In the courtyard a bespoke iroko panel provides privacy for adjoining house.
Greenstone's client had a clear brief for their garden - they wanted more space for entertaining. To achieve this Greenstone first reduced the slope of the garden by removing 12 tons of soil
The finished garden uses a strong theme of granite paving, granite capping and white rendered walls with recessed lighting. The steps which connect the terraces are also solid granite. The planting is relaxed and very low maintenance.
3.5 years on...The plants are strong and leafy, and a new home office has been built. What a nice place to work!
Even though this garden requires little maintenance, once matured it will have a leafy countryside feeling.
The brief for this small garden was about creating space and a sun terrace for relaxation. Greenstone created a relaxed, low maintenance feel with a terraced patio for interest. Cedar fencing cleverly camouflages the garden shed.
This garden needed some love and it definitely got it! A gorgeous stone patio, wraparound seating in timber and warm pink plaster, all enclosed by lush green planting
This garden was overgrown, dark and had no space for relaxing or eating. The new minimalist design is simple but has it all - space for flowers, relaxing, barbecuing and eating! What more could any gardener need!
"We had originally considered building an extension just to utilise the space - but doing what we did has delivered a far better use of space for us."
"When the ideas of a design come together, you can really see the advantages of having a professional working for you."
"I love the whole thing, it's gorgeous....It was Ross's design that won him the job."
"It's a designer garden but at the same time it's absolutely practical for our family which is what we really wanted."
"We now have an absolutely stunning back garden."
"What Ross achieved looked every bit as good as I had hoped, in fact better."
"Ross's whole approach is excellent. He delivers on his promises and you definitely get what you pay for."
"I could not recommend Greenstone highly enough as the finished product is fantastic."
"We believe the value of our house without doubt has been increased by a significant amount."
"The biggest benefit to working with Greenstone was clever design followed up by good workmanship."
"Ross took my plans and showed what could be done by a designer. There is no way I could have envisioned what we ended up with."
"Ross was very engaged and immediately envisioned what we wanted"
"Give Ross the opportunity to produce a design first - his design just might include things you wouldn't have thought of yourself."
"It's such a pleasant place to go to now and it has drawn the rest of the family outside to participate in the garden."
"We love our back garden and are really looking forward to next summer when we will be able to take full advantage of it!"
"We invited three landscapers ... to provide some ideas... Ross's design stood out and had a wow factor about it."
"With Ross you get a real professional who won't rip you off. He's also a really nice guy."
"My mum, who's a great gardener said that everything he chose was fantastic, that they were very good quality plants."
"We went to see Ross's work first. We liked what we saw and we liked what people said about Ross."
"Ross Farrell was the main reason why I chose Greenstone Landscaping. I met with him and liked him very much."
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