The Project

This is a project involving 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 can ensure a wonderful & harmonious relationship between the indoor & outdoor spaces.

 

What is the HG Garden Design Brief?

 

Work has started on the garden, completing the full HollandGreen renovation project – a perfect example of our holistic approach to creating wonderful living spaces, where the garden has been 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 will 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 will be brought together to create the cool, calm atmosphere our client is seeking and a seamless transition from inside to outside.  Specimen Japanese maples and architectural trees will add height and movement, and a special ‘cloud pruned’ feature tree and carefully selected materials and textures of green and white planting will lead the eye to create a welcoming approach to the front door.  A stunning Acer campestre Bonsai will take centre stage and a Ginkgo biloba, Acer dissectum and flat top Taxus baccata topiary balls will complete the Japanese inspired theme.

 

What is the current status?

 

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 have continued to exchange weekly video updates on the plants to answer questions and provide support and advise. We’re thrilled to see that our client has now got ‘the green fingers bug’ and not only 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. We are now planning our return to finish the build as soon as it is safe to do so.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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