#LE1039 Maddie's Garden Blueprint

Hello Maddie, 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.

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Maddie, here's my garden assessment

Expert Review

South-Facing Advantage

Your south-facing garden enjoys ample sunlight throughout the day, providing ideal conditions for a variety of sun-loving plants. This abundant light will help create a vibrant and thriving garden space.

Long and Narrow Layout

The unique shape of your garden offers a fantastic opportunity to create distinct zones for relaxation, wildlife habitats, and aesthetic appeal. Thoughtful design and planting can make the space feel larger and more cohesive.

Soil Type

With freely draining, slightly acidic loamy soil that is low in fertility, your garden has the perfect conditions for many plants that prefer less nutrient-rich soil. We'll focus on selecting plants that thrive in these conditions and incorporate fertilisers to enhance growth where needed.

Lots of Potential

Your garden is a blank canvas, ready to be transformed into a modern, serene retreat. With a clear plan and the right plants, you can create a beautiful space for relaxation and wildlife, turning your garden dreams into reality.

  • Modern and Wildlife-Friendly

    You envision transforming your dull, blank canvas into a modern, stylish retreat. Your goal is to create a space that is not only visually appealing but also supports local wildlife, providing habitats for birds, bees, and other beneficial creatures.

  • A Serene Oasis

    You aim to design a garden that offers a peaceful sanctuary where you can relax and unwind. The calming hues of blues, greens, and purples are your favorites, and you want to incorporate these colours to create a soothing and harmonious atmosphere.

  • Vibrant and Low Maintenance

    You want your garden to be vibrant and thriving, reflecting your love for nature. To achieve this, you prefer low-maintenance plants that thrive in your garden's conditions, making it easy to care for while still offering a stunning visual display.

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Tips and design principles

How to create your modern garden

Designing a modern garden in your long, narrow, south-facing space involves leveraging clean lines and minimalist design to enhance the sense of space and light. By incorporating thoughtful borders and planters, you can create distinct zones that make the most of your garden’s shape and provide habitats for wildlife.

Here are the key garden design principles to achieve a modern, nature-inspired look while creating a versatile and inviting space for relaxation:

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Clean lines and minimalist design

Tip: Use sleek, straight lines and simple, uncluttered layouts to create a modern aesthetic.

Why: This approach enhances the sense of space and order, making your garden appear larger and more sophisticated.

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Zoning with borders and planters

Tip: Create distinct zones using borders and planters to divide the garden into functional areas for relaxation, wildlife, and visual interest.

Why: Zoning maximises the use of space, providing clear sections for different activities and ensuring a cohesive, organised look.

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Vertical interest and layering

Tip: Incorporate vertical elements like trellises, climbing plants, and layered plant heights to add depth and dimension.

Why: Vertical interest draws the eye upwards, making the narrow space feel more expansive and adding dynamic visual appeal to your garden.

  • 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

    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.

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  • Skill Level


  • Plants

    x 38

  • Season

    All Year Round

  • Colours

    Blue, Purple & Green

  • Safe

    Whole Family

  • Guarantee

    5 Years

  • Value

    Worth £768*

  • Finest plants

    4.8 ★★★★★
  • ✔️ Works in sunny conditions

    This selection is tailored to thrive in sunny conditions, ensuring that each plant will perform well in your south-facing garden.

  • ✔️ Fits into multi-functional plan

    Your first left-hand side border creates an initial garden zone; with the straight lines adding a modern look.

  • ✔️ Made for family and pets

    Firstly, every plant I’ve chosen are non-toxic. Also, I’ve used some strategic plant placement to make delicate plants less accessible to your pets, away from the front of your border.

  • ✔️ Designed to work with your garden shape

    I've chosen tall plants that will work at the back of your border, making it seem larger and full of character.

  • ✔️ Roadmap to your ideal garden

    I've designed your plan so you can start with one long plant border to gain confidence before adding more features.

  • ✔️ Plants chosen to thrive

    My favourite part of your bespoke design is making sure every plant is perfect for your garden, suited to your loamy soil and easy-care. No faff.

Now Unlock Your Dream Garden

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

  • 11 x

    Front row evergreen plants

  • 10 x

    Wildlife friendly perennials

  • 4 x

    Spectacular globe-style plants

  • 2 x

    Blue giants with autumn colour

  • 11 x

    Back row evergreen plants

  • 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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