LE1023 Tom's Garden Blueprint

Hello Tom, your Garden Blueprint is here

I'm Sarah, your garden expert

I've been working in horticulture and landscape design for 15+ years. I loved reviewing your garden and crafting a blueprint for you. If you have any questions, click the icon in the bottom right corner for help.

Get started by watching a video I made for you below

Tom, here's my garden assessment

Expert Review

Great sun exposure

Tom, your west-facing garden captures the beautiful evening sun, perfect for plants that flourish with afternoon light and enhance your space with vibrant colours.

Your soil conditions

With free-draining, slightly acidic loamy soil, your garden supports a diverse array of plants - from lush shrubs to vibrant perennials - allowing for a lively and varied planting scheme. Your soil is likely to have low fertility, so we'll want to boost your plants with a fertiliser.

Modern layout opportunities

The elongated shape of your garden is ideal for linear, contemporary borders and creating zones that maximise the use of space while maintaining a sleek and functional modern style.

Low effort, big impact

As a budding gardener, I'll guide you by choosing low-maintenance plants, helping you achieve significant impact with minimal effort.

  • A usable space for family and wildlife

    You want a garden where safety comes first, a place where your children and pets can play without any worries. We've chosen non-toxic plants and safe design features to ensure peace of mind for you and fun for them.

  • Colour palette

    You'd like a stunning mix of yellows, peach and whites to create a visually stunning and harmonious outdoor space.

  • Safe for children and pets

    Your dream garden would turn a blank canvas into a space where children, pets and wildlife thrive and you can relax and entertain. We've designed your space with clean lines and zones to blend beauty and function. We've also incorporate native plants to attract and sustain local wildlife, bringing your garden to life.

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Tips and design principles

How to create your modern garden

Designing a modern garden in a long, narrow, west-facing space involves leveraging clean lines and minimalist design to enhance the sense of space and light. Using borders and planters to create zones can divide the garden into functional areas that make the most of its elongated shape.

Here are the key garden design principles to achieve a quintessential modern look while creating a versatile and inviting space for relaxation and entertainment:

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Define garden zones for different uses

Tip: Tailor the planting and hardscaping in each zone to suit its function. For example, incorporate comfortable seating and hardy, low-maintenance plants in the relaxation area, while the entertainment zone might feature an outdoor kitchen or BBQ and vibrant container plants.

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Maintain flow between your zones

Tip: Ensure that the transitions between different garden zones are smooth, with pathways and sight lines that draw the eye along the garden and invite exploration.

Why: This creates a sense of unity and coherence throughout the space.

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Optimise each zone for its purpose

Tip: Utilise elements such as pathways, borders, raised beds, and screens to delineate distinct areas for dining, lounging, and gardening.

Why: This not only organises the space effectively but also caters to various family activities, enhancing the garden’s functionality.

  • Incorporate artistic elements

    Choose modern art sculptures or water features that reflect your personal taste. These can serve as focal points and inject a touch of personality without compromising the modern design ethos.

  • Add some personal outdoor decor

    Install creative lighting solutions to highlight garden features and enhance the ambience at night. Use spotlights to accentuate plants or architectural elements, and consider LED strip lighting along pathways or seating areas for both function and flair.

  • Try using lighting creatively

    Personalise your modern garden by incorporating decorative elements that reflect your style. Choose modern outdoor rugs, stylish furniture, or contemporary art pieces that resonate with your personal aesthetic. These elements not only add comfort but also express your unique taste, making the space truly feel like an extension of your home.

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  • Skill Level


  • Plants

    x 12 / 24

  • Season

    All Year Round

  • Colours

    Yellow and Peach

  • Safe


  • Guarantee

    5 Years

  • Value

    Worth £704*

  • Finest plants

    4.8 ★★★★★
  • ✔️ Modern and contemporary style

    I've split your border to add some symmetry, with the same design on the left and right hand side. This is a great place to get started. You could either plant them in raised planters or in the ground. I'm here to help, if you need further advice.

  • ✔️ Designed to attract wildlife

    In the middle layer of your flower bed i've chosen plants that offer both floral and foliage interest to attract wildlife like bees and butterflies.

  • ✔️ Gives all-year-round interest

    In the front of the flower bed, I've chosen compact and low-growing plants to maintain visibility over the planter and to create an appealing edge. I've also added a  showstopper plant in the back centre for a burst of early spring yellow before the rest of the garden peaks.

  • ✔️ Plants chosen to thrive

    My favourite part of your bespoke design is making sure every plant is perfect for your garden; suited to your slightly acidic soil and west-facing garden. No faff choosing the right plants.

  • ✔️ Plant-by-numbers in an afternoon

    My eco-friendly roll-out planting guide shows exactly where to plant, making planting a breeze.

  • ✔️ Easy to look after

    I've chosen hardy, easy care plants to make the upkeep of your garden easy.

Now Unlock Your Dream Garden

Tom, effortlessly bring your Garden Blueprint to life. Choose from three personalised ways to transform your garden:

  • 4 x

    Vibrant peachy perennial

  • 2 x

    Modern stylish grasses

  • 1 x

    Spring showstopper plant

  • 3 x

    Long flowering season plant

  • 2 x

    Bee-loving foliage

  • 1 x

    Biodegradable Plant-by-Numbers

  • 1 x

    Simple Planting Guide

  • Included

    Easy Plant Care & Advice

  • 1 x bag

    Organic Fertiliser

  • ...

    and some surprises!

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