Cranleigh Cottage Garden Design – Surrey

Small and perfectly formed, are the words that come to mind when describing this unusually shaped cottage Garden Design. The client required privacy, space to entertain, manageable borders, evergreen structure, interest throughout the seasons, the sound of water, contrasting foliage types and impactful blooms. Everything for the exception of the large multi-stemmed Sorbus is new, when the client purchased the property the privet hedges riddled with ivy engulfed the garden, large laurels and conifer trees consumed the nutrients in the soil and significantly reduced the overall width and length of the space.

The Garden Design team, divided the space into three main areas: the front, side and rear, each area is tied together with clipped yew hedging and topiary pieces. The front uses low level hedging and playful angles to elongate the space, the side garden provides a Mediterranean alfresco atmosphere linking the inside to the outside whilst the rear garden uses strong bones with softer planting scheme which allows the user to simply perch on a bench to read or lay back and enjoy the sun. The Garden Design team implemented strong bones, subtle outdoor lighting, ample storage, mature stock, specimen trees, seating for eight guests, sculpture, a palette of fragrant and colourful plants to provide all year-round interest. This quaint Victorian Cottage is like no other, the landscaping maximises the space whilst adding interest from every door and window vantage point.