Reclaimed York stone creates a feeling of timeless permanence in this romantic garden. Which combines classic design with planting inspired by rural French schemes. Despite a central city location, we have created the peaceful country style retreat that our clients’ requested of their new garden.

In this city garden we created a country style garden retreat. A York stone path to the front door is framed by a row of clipped topiary Ligustrum lollipops, softened by underplanted lavender. The tight purple flower heads billow onto the flagstones, attracting pollinators and releasing clouds of fragrance whenever anyone brushes past. 

Additionally, scent is a wonderful feature of this garden. With white roses, sun-warmed jasmine and wisteria softening the attractive brick walls. The colour scheme is an appealing mix of purples, pinks and white perennials, with grasses and climbers adding interest.

York stone has been used again to create a curved path of stepping stones, inset into the lawn. The borders are brimming with wildlife friendly planting, and colourful pink Echinacea frame the views back to the house. We have included an informal seating area, with wooden benches complimenting another beautiful slab of York stone which forms a unique table top.