The areas of Kent, Surrey and of course London are filled with stunning historic properties for which classic, traditional garden designs are completely befitting.
At Floral & Hardy, we specialise in classic English garden design, and can help any listed or period building feel like a complete home with a garden made to match. Drawing inspiration from the neighboring rolling English countryside, we are able to infuse front and back garden spaces with traditional elements that make the space a pure joy to inhabit. While many of these houses have large garden spaces, even those with modest square footage can be transformed into a classic space with a bespoke elegant design.
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We’ll work closely with you in terms of the design brief, and will take into consideration things like the property style and sun-facing direction of the garden to create the perfect classic English garden design for your home.
The Edwardian garden style may have garnered popularity at the turn of the 20th century, but this classic garden has such an enduring appeal that we still receive requests for this today. The Edwardian garden typically contains many of the elements that spring to mind when one thinks of a classic English garden design – pools and water fountains, gazebos, pergolas or summer houses, stonework and masonry, neat, boxed flowerbeds, and topiary. When it comes to creating a classic garden fit for today’s purpose, a Floral & Hardy design will draw inspiration from a number of these timeless elements and can modernise to suit your wishes wherever possible.
We can overhaul or re-install turf and grass, which is generally kept cut short and designed in a square or rectangular garden. In terms of a classic garden planting plan, we favour traditional blooms such as peonies, irises, poppies, honeysuckles, foxgloves, forget-me-nots and of course the classic English rose. Finishing touches that can really set the tone for classic rose garden designs include ponds with floating lilies, fountains, stone sundials, and classic garden statues. To help you enjoy your time outdoors whilst keeping the aesthetic intact, we recommend adding some iron cast patio furniture, twisted pine loungers, or a teak al fresco dining set.
What can a Floral & Hardy garden planner do for you?
We take great pride in creating gardens that have meticulously designed for a beautiful finish and of course, for your enjoyment. Ideal for large and expansive countryside spaces, a classic garden layout that’s already in place can be revitalised with the touch of Floral & Hardy, or we can happily create something for you from scratch. Our years of experience enables us to breathe fresh life into unloved or underutilized spaces, and create stunning areas that are filled with personality and perfecting final touches. We can bring our distinctive vision to any commission tailoring our Garden Design to suit you. It may be that you have an idea in mind, or that you are in need of a professional to inspire you with a design that meets your brief. A Floral & Hardy garden planner can do both; our experts can work with your vision or create one for you to produce a garden that you can love and cherish.
Our personal and relaxed level of service keeps you fully involved in every stage of the design process, from initial conception and design right through to the final landscaped garden. Our designs are so personal to you, they are hand-drawn, so that you can truly envision the finished project. We are proud to have created classic gardens with such passion, panache and meticulous attention to detail that they have completely surpassed our client’s dreams and expectations.
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Creating a beautiful traditional garden design can fulfil a multitude of aspirations. Whether you would like to grow food fresh for your table, entertain guests in elegant finery, relax in a private sanctuary or just simply enjoy the fresh outdoors with every member of your family, we can design your garden to perfectly suit you and your dream.
When you talk to Floral & Hardy will bring your English garden ideas to life. Our experience and expertise will ensure that your garden is achieved on time and to the highest specifications. We will bring in all the appropriate experts at every stage of the landscape design, development and construction phase. Simply call one of our lovely team on 0845 603 2598 and we will be delighted to help.