With nearly two hundred and fifty projects completed to date, many for private individuals, PEACOCK DESIGN has a wealth of experience.
The smallest garden project to date being planting plans for seven stone troughs with the largest, the redesign of the grounds around a substantial house in the country
Corner House, Hornby Original garden consisted of L-shaped lawn, gravel paths and low planting.
View of redesigned driveway and garden, one year after completion.
Work included: reshaping the existing lawn, removing a diagonal path, laying new stone flag paths, creating a vegetable garden and tree, shrub and perennial planting.
FRONT GARDEN Lancaster, Lancashire
Sweeping Indian sandstone steps, circular landing and limestone retaining walls with built in lighting lead to new entrance porch, replacing original concrete steps. Planting design of new rockery provides all year round colour and interest.
Detail of steps and adjacent driveway - Hand made wrought iron handrail curves with the steps. Retractable metal bollards prevent unwanted access to the driveway.
Driveway - the original tarmac driveway was retained with additional setts and flag detailing to break up the expanse of grey.
BACK GARDEN Caton, Lancashire
Before and after photographs of small rectangular garden which was transformed by simple square concrete flags set at a 45° angle to the house, granite sett detailing, timber 'railway sleeper' raised beds and pergola into a spacious airy garden for a retired lady, suitable for entertaining the whole family.
'Railway sleeper' walls - serve as extra informal seating.
Timber pergola - a yellow clematis (clematis tangutica) scrambles up and over the structure.
BACK GARDEN Torrisholme, Lancashire
The long thin garden was divided into separate small gardens by trellis panels, a mixture of granite setts, indian sandstone flags, gravels and reclaimed yorkstone flags further emphasise the different spaces. The planting design reflects the owners love of cottage gardens.
FRONT GARDEN Torrisholme, Morecambe
Existing small lawn was repaced with low maintenance paving and gravel, upright timber posts with copper detailing add vertical interest and somewhere to hang the bird feeders.
NEW GATES FRONT GARDEN Torrisholme, Morecambe. The metal gates were designed to compliment the garden design
PATIO AREA Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria
Before and after views of family patio area, paving used is sandstone flags and concrete setts.
GARDENS Leck New formal garden to the front of the original house
Renovation and extension of existing large house created opportunity to transforn the original garden areas. Design work included: Front garden, dining patio, woodland and meadow areas, fruit and vegetable garden, kitchen patio, formal pond and courtyard areas. Planting design reflected both the history of the house and the current owners more modern tastes while keeping the maintenance requirements to a minimum.
Courtyard -Paved with reclaimed yorkstone flags and stone cobble detailing.
Fruit and Vegetable Garden - Timber edged rectangular raised beds with gravel paths between. A rabbit proof fence and gate keeps unwanted visitors out!
Kitchen Patio - The existing sloping area outside the modern kitchen extension was transformed into three large patio areas connected by generous steps.
The new garden design reflects the architecture of the extension. Simple blocks of local sandstone set into the paving add visual interest and act as informal tables or plinths.
Black limestone flags laid on edge create steps and tiered planting beds.
View across formal lawn area towards surrounding fells. Formal rectangular pond is built into slope, the water cascades into a smaller pool below.
BACK GARDEN Milnthorpe, Cumbria
Building work to the house meant the lower part of the existing sloping lawn was damaged beyond repair, providing an opportunity to create a family patio area on a number of levels, linked together by steps.
Entrance gate to garden
Water feature - The water cascades down the outside of the large african pot and disappears into the hidden reservoir.
BACK GARDEN Lancaster
This long thin sloping garden, originally consisted of two lawn areas and a patio close to the house. The new design was to retain a lawn large enough for 'putting' practice and to reuse all the small clipped box plants.
The existing stone retaining wall was rebuilt incorporating new steps.
View of main patio close to the house with timber steps leading down the garden.
A permanent bench encourages you to sit and enjoy the garden.
The second pergola across the bottom of the garden creates an attractive seating area whilst screening the compost bins.
Retaining the soil around the base of the existing large tree behind the second pergola are raised beds created from new railway sleepers.