The Project

This was a project that involved all three of the HollandGreen divisions – HG Architecture, HG Interior Design & HG Garden Design – renovating a family home just outside Marlow. By working together, we ensured a wonderful & harmonious relationship between the indoor & outdoor spaces.


What was the HG Garden Design Brief?


Work on the garden was the final part of the full HollandGreen renovation project – a perfect example of our holistic approach to creating wonderful living spaces, where the garden was designed to meet the client’s aspirations and complement the clean lines and style of the newly refurbished home.

The key to a successful garden design starts with a comprehensive brief.  Here, the client wanted to bring simplicity and serenity to the outdoor living space and create a peaceful sanctuary for contemplation.


How did we create the atmosphere?

We chose to introduce Japanese inspired elements with a contemporary twist to complement the new architecture and interiors.  A limited planting palette of green and white combined with water, stone and simple clean lines were brought together to create the cool, calm atmosphere our client was seeking and a seamless transition from inside to outside.  Specimen Japanese maples and architectural trees add height and movement, and a special ‘cloud pruned’ feature tree and carefully selected materials and textures of green and white planting lead the eye to create a welcoming approach to the front door.  A stunning Acer campestre Bonsai takes centre stage and a Ginkgo biloba, Acer dissectum and flat top Taxus baccata topiary balls complete the Japanese inspired theme.

Status during Covid-19 restrictions 

Just before the current Covid-19 lockdown began, we took our final delivery of 650 plants. Happily the client negotiated with one of their sons to water the plants during the lock down in exchange for an XBOX game! We left our client with a series of videos on watering and plant care techniques before temporarily closing the site.

We continued to exchange weekly video updates on the plants to answer questions and provide support and advise. We were thrilled to see that our client now has ‘the green fingers bug’ and not only has been dedicated to looking after the plants but has also found solace when in the garden, feeling the benefits from the calming effects of being outdoors surrounding by plants and greenery.



Summer ready, project completed 

We are delighted to have recently returned to complete the rest of the scheme layouts and planting; the garden is now ready to enjoy, a place for calm, contemplation and relaxation.


Animated Image of Completed Garden


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