#LE1041 Jacqueline's Garden Blueprint

Hello Jacqueline, 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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Jacqueline, here's my garden assessment

Expert Review

North-West Facing Orientation

Your garden enjoys afternoon and evening sunlight, which is perfect for creating a relaxing and inviting atmosphere. However, the left border remains shady, requiring plants that thrive in lower light conditions.

Loamy and Clayey Soil

Your garden soil is loamy and clayey with impeded drainage and low fertility. This means we'll select hardy plants that can tolerate these conditions and suggest ways to improve soil health over time.

Square Shape

The medium-sized, square layout of your garden provides a versatile canvas. We can create defined zones for relaxation, play, and gardening, making the most of the available space.

Shady Problem Area:

The left border of your garden is a problem area due to constant shade. We'll focus on shade-tolerant plants that will bring life and vibrancy to this part of your garden, ensuring it becomes an attractive feature.

  • Relaxation and Unwinding

    You envision a serene and harmonious garden where you can relax and unwind, enjoying a peaceful escape from daily life.

  • Multi-Purpose and Safe for Children

    Your goal is to create a multi-purpose space that’s safe for children to play, blending traditional and natural styles to make it both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

  • Colour Preferences

    You prefer a calming color palette of blues, purples, and greens, creating a garden that’s visually soothing and in harmony with nature.

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Tips and design principles

How to create your traditional garden

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

Take advantage of the north-west facing orientation to make the most of the afternoon and evening sunlight, while addressing the shady left border. We’ll select plants that thrive in these unique lighting conditions to ensure a lush, vibrant garden.

By incorporating a mix of taller elements and shade-tolerant plants, we can turn the left border into a visually appealing and harmonious part of your garden. This approach will enhance the beauty and functionality of the space, making it both practical and relaxing.

This design ensures every part of your garden is utilised effectively, turning your outdoor area into a charming, practical extension of your home. Let’s make this left border a delightful retreat where you can relax, unwind, and enjoy nature.

Jacqueline, I recommend:

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.

Jacqueline, I recommend:

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.

Jacqueline, I recommend:

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 utilised 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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Get started with an easy curved border in an area you wanted help with

Then extend your border to add variety and shield your trampoline

Now Unlock Your Dream Garden

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

  • 17 x

    Plants in Box A

  • 25 x

    Plants in Box B

  • 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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  • Skill Level


  • Plants

    x 17 or 25

  • Season

    All Year Round

  • Colours

    Blue, Purple & green

  • Safe

    Whole Family

  • Guarantee

    5 Years

  • Value

    Worth £373*

  • Finest plants

    4.8 ★★★★★