Melanie Jackson Garden Design

1 Weatherly Avenue | Bath | BA2 2PF | +44 1225 353393 | mobile | text | email | WhatsApp |


Plants are the most important element to a garden. They control our emotional response to a space by stimulating the senses and capturing atmospheres. Whether you are looking for a cool pastel mix or a hot fiery pop of colour, plants can take on any role. Whatever style you desire, choosing plants that will attract wildlife, bees and insects into your garden will help our dwindling habitats, build green  networks and create healthy garden ecosystems.

Different styles include :

Wild and billowing herbaceous borders and cottage gardens , full of Digitalis (foxglove), Lupins, Scabious, Stachys (lambs ears) and Nepeta etc ,  with prairie style or meadow planting offering a similar look.

Attractive family gardens use a combination of cottage garden plants with evergreen and flowering shrubs, which gives the balance needed to create interest throughout the year.

Clipped controlled parterre and formal gardens use Buxus (box) and yew topiary with Pittosporum ,Grisselinium and other reliable evergreen shrubs, often with a splash of Lavender or similar.

Some parts of the country, especially in city centres have a milder climate and in sheltered spots Mediterranean gardens can thrive. These city and courtyard gardens can provide a real contrast to the local planting style and remind us of holidays or a place to escape.

Colour themed gardens: choosing a limited palette such as white, burgundy, silver green and blue can create striking and harmonious schemes. Often a contrast colour can break up the planting and be used in repetition to great effect throughout the garden.

Kitchen and vegetable plots need not be unattractive and can  authentic kitchen garden look.

I have excellent plant knowledge and a lot of experience maintaining and managing gardens. I can guide you through the process to create an attractive and thriving garden. Even a low maintenance project can look as good as any glorious garden you may have visited. It is just about soil preparation, choosing the right plants and knowing when to intervene with weeding, pruning and plant support! See gardening.

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