-10° to +33°c

Year of completion
Chilterns, Buckinghamshire
Landscape Contractor
Edit Landscape x Florascapes
Jamie Hunt

In my lovely client, Caroline’s words….

Our small plot within a courtyard development at the foot of the Chilterns offered quite a challenging microclimate, with poor, rubble-strewn clay soil and a temperature range of -10°C to +33°C. We wanted to completely rework the space to provide a) a more welcoming entrance to the property and b) achieve a garden that would be largely low maintenance and drought tolerant, preferably using eco-friendly materials/methods.

From the start it was clear that Jamie’s ideas chimed with our own in terms of the environment and in response he quickly drew up an impressive and imaginative plan that included a bench, water feature and a path made of crushed shells (byproduct of the seafood industry).​​​​​​​

Just eight weeks from inception we had a wonderful steppe-inspired garden all planted and awaiting the spring (this was December). The whole process has been faultless and we feel we have had a lot of plants – and hard work – for the money. Things such as coordinating deliveries would have been a major chore had we attempted it on our own, but Jamie took care of everything.

Colourful mixed perennial planting scheme
Path leads to water feature with rain chain
Multi stem tree provides structure in the planting scheme
Colourful planting contrasts with the black timber cladding typical in the Chilterns
A drought tolerant climate resilient planting plan
Young plants establishing in sand mulch