#LE1040 Austin's Garden Blueprint

Hello Austin, 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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Austin, here's my garden assessment

Expert Review

✔️ Square gardens are versatile

Square gardens are versatile; you can choose straight-line borders for a sleek, modern look or curved borders to soften the space and enhance its charm.

✔️ Good-sized garden

Your garden is a good size without being too hard to manage. An ideal canvas for a low maintenance garden that adds visual interest.

✔️ 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.

✔️ Blocked Sun Exposure

Your west-facing garden captures the beautiful evening sun, perfect for plants that flourish with afternoon light. However, the left corner of your garden tends to get less sun, which is common in west-facing gardens in the UK. This can create a challenging area for plant growth, so we’ll select shade-tolerant plants for this spot to ensure a lush, thriving garden throughout.

  • Neat and Traditional

    You envision transforming your current garden into a neat, traditional retreat. Your goal is to create a space that is not only visually appealing but also structured and organised, reflecting the classic garden style you love. This includes well-defined borders and an orderly layout.

  • A Serene Sanctuary

    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 favourites, and you want to incorporate these colours to create a soothing and harmonious atmosphere. This will make your garden a perfect spot for relaxation and enjoying quiet moments.

  • Oval Flower Bed

    You'd like to start with your oval shaped flower bed and add some traditional lush plants with variety. A great place to build confidence, and make a big impact.

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Tips and design principles

How to create your traditional garden

Transform your medium-sized, west-facing garden by focusing on one oval area, blending classic design with functional use of space. Introduce graceful borders to create a cozy zone optimised for relaxation and enjoyment, perfect for creating a structured yet inviting environment.

Take advantage of the west-facing orientation to make the most of the afternoon and evening sunlight, enhancing the beauty and ambience of the oval section.

Specifically, we’ll address the unique lighting conditions by selecting plants that thrive in the available light. By incorporating taller elements and shade-tolerant plants where needed, we can turn this oval area into a lush, vibrant part of your garden.

This approach ensures every part of your small oval garden is utilised effectively, turning your outdoor area into a charming, practical extension of your home. Let’s make this focal point a delightful retreat where you can relax and unwind.

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Create a cozy, well-defined space

Tip: Use well-defined, curved borders to create a distinct and cozy zone in the oval area. Incorporate symmetrical designs and classic garden features like neatly trimmed hedges and formal pathways.

Why: These elements add structure and organisation to your garden, creating a traditional, elegant feel that is both welcoming and intimate.

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Incorporate classic garden elements

Tip: Integrate traditional features such as topiary, classical statuary, and wrought iron accents to enhance the traditional aesthetic.

Why: These timeless elements contribute to a cohesive traditional style, adding character and charm to your garden.

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Address shadier spots with shade-tolerant plants

Tip: For less sunny spots within the oval area, incorporate traditional shade-tolerant plants and taller elements to create lush, green spaces.

Why: This turns potential problem areas into attractive features, ensuring that every part of the oval garden is utilized effectively and contributes to the overall aesthetic and functionality with a traditional charm.

  • Try adding personalised garden art

    Tip: Incorporate garden art pieces like handmade sculptures, painted rocks, or custom signs that reflect your personality and style. Why: Personalised garden art adds a unique touch to your natural garden, making it truly your own. These artistic elements can tell your story, evoke emotions, and enhance the visual appeal of your garden, making it a more inviting and personal space.

  • Create intimate seating areas

    Tip: Design cozy seating nooks with natural materials like wooden benches or stone seating, surrounded by lush plantings and shaded by trees or tall shrubs. Why: Intimate seating areas provide a perfect spot for relaxation and contemplation, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the tranquility of your natural garden. These personalised spaces invite you to unwind and enjoy the beauty of your surroundings in comfort and peace.

  • Add wildlife-friendly features

    Tip: Integrate elements such as bird feeders, butterfly houses, and small water features to attract and support local wildlife. Why: Adding wildlife-friendly features not only enhances the ecological value of your garden but also brings dynamic and engaging elements to your outdoor space. Watching birds, butterflies, and other wildlife can provide endless enjoyment and a deeper connection to nature, making your garden feel more alive and vibrant.

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  • Skill Level


  • Plants

    x 12

  • Season

    All Year Round

  • Colours

    Blue, Purple & Green

  • Safe

    Whole Family

  • Guarantee

    5 Years

  • Value

    Worth £290*

  • Finest plants

    4.8 ★★★★★
  • ✔️ Works in shady conditions

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

  • ✔️ Fits into multi-functional plan

    Your first oval flower bed creates an initial garden zone; with the soft curves adding to a traditional feel.

  • ✔️ 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 area's shape

    I've chosen a full variety of plants to give a flower beds thats full of character.

  • ✔️ Roadmap to your ideal garden

    I've designed your plan so you can start with one 12 plant flower bed to gain confidence, and it will still have an impact, 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, sun and shade, and easy-care. No faff.

Now Unlock Your Dream Garden

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

  • 1 x

    Focal point stunning hydrangea

  • 4 x

    Plants to add height and texture

  • 4 x

    Variety of blue flowering plants

  • 2 x

    Dark foliage for contrast and depth

  • 1 x

    Early spring interest plant

  • 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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