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What we do.
Envisage...gardens by design offers a professional, high quality, comprehensive landscaping service. From your initial discussion with us, we will guide you through the garden design process, advise on materials, costs and the maze of Latin plant names and deliver the completed landscaping project on budget.
Our garden designers have extensive and broad horticultural experience, supported by sound training in garden design principles and over 25 years practical working knowledge in the landscaping and construction of gardens.
Your garden will be built by experienced and skilled teams to ensure a high quality finish. Our landscapers are specialists in ground-works, brick and stone work, paving and carpentry and they will be deployed as required then trained horticulturists will plant your garden.
Envisage...gardens by design can assist you with planning permission applications if required. If you need a qualified tree surgeon or a structural engineer, we can engage them as appropriate.
The joint aim of our garden designers and landscapers is to help you achieve your landscaping project as smoothly and effectively as possible.
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Envisage... gardens by design
You arrive at your new hardwood front gates and admire the bespoke oak fence backed by a smart formal yew hedge. Walking across the threshold, you wander up the new block paving driveway, flanked by neat low box hedging and crisp mown lawns. A clay paviour and cobble pathway leads you past the timber framed garage and down the side of the house conservatory - the indoor swimming pool with it's decking surround and lush, tropical jungle plantings. On your left a tall oak pergola festooned with climbing roses and trained wisteria in full bloom invites you to follow the gravel pathway and you arrive at a solid oak door. This leads to the kitchen garden, a sensory experience of fragrant flowers, humming bees and colourful leaves. A potager with long raised vegetable beds - home to cut flowers and leafy crops, with trained pear trees (espalier) on the walls. A small herb garden sits in front of the Victorian greenhouse and to your right a small orchard of plum and apple trees. Timber archways line the pathways like soldiers at a wedding, providing support for sweet peas, beans and grape vines. On the left a soft fruit cage with strawberries and raspberries also provides protection for the sweet cherry trees. A cedar wood garden office stands amid the flowers on the eastern side - what a great place to work. At the northern end, a bespoke metal archway with Edwardian style metal gates opens on to a curving pleached lime walkway which beckons you through the arboretum, past the yew maze and across the newly turfed lawn; back towards the house. Long and wide sweeping steps invite you up on to a formal natural sandstone terrace supported by an impressive dry stone retaining wall studded with jewel-like alpines and Sempervivums. You turn to look at the breath-taking view across the wild flower meadow with it's wild orchids to see the Lake. The glistening water dances in the sunlight and a small boat is moored at the jetty waiting to take you to an island paradise.
Herbaceous Borders and Formal Rose Gardens can be combined with Wildlife Gardening, Soft Fruit Gardens and Cages.
Kitchen Garden Potager with Glasshouse, polytunnel (polythene tunnel/greenhouse) and Raised Vegetable Beds for the Herb Garden surrounded by a Box Parterre.
. A Children's Play Area with Sensory Maze, Knot Gardens and Fragrant Garden surrounded by a Wild Meadow and a Japanese Style Garden with Bamboo and Azaleas.
We can give your garden a Mediterranean feel or the look of a Tropical Jurassic Park with dense Jungle Planting.
Give you garden all year around interest with areas for Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter colour.
Pathway and Patio can be laid as a Formal terrace using Natural Stone Paving sourced from the UK, Indiaor or China and we include areas or Gravel and Chippings to help with natural drainage.