Shopping Spotlight: Boho Seating
Perfect for under the pergola to create a comfy and relaxing spot to sit back with a book and a glass of wine. These boho seating styles feature natural fabrics and light colours which compliment the garden so well. Which is your favourite?
1. Hanging Rattan Egg Seat / £314 / Alices Garden
2. Boho Fringe Hammock / £69.99 / Von Haus
3. Hammock Swing Chair / £39.95 / Mano Mano
4. Bean Bag Lounger / £290 / Armadillo Sun
5. Grey Stripe Wooden Deck Chair / £30 / Rinkit
This garden was previously sloped at the back with no clearly defined areas. The client had created a plan which we worked to and the end results are quite the transformation!
We used sleepers to build a retaining wall with a levelled area for greenhouse base, built to the installers specifications. This sleeper wall continues across the width of the garden with steps up to the greenhouse, a terraced section for the planting and built in bench at the back of the composite deck area.
The client then planted up the garden and the project was complete. It's now a much more useable space and makes the garden flow beautifully from greenhouse to deck seating area. Here's what the clients had to say:
"We wanted to make major changes to our garden layout, including changing and adding to the hard landscaping, new decking, a new play area for our child, and an area to accommodate a new greenhouse. David was wonderful to work with from the start. He understood what we wanted, gave his own suggestions and professional opinions on the details of the design, and we were very happy with the quote. The work was done when promised and took about 3 weeks to complete, which we expected. He worked incredibly hard, was very professional throughout, meticulous, and friendly whenever we came to see the progress and discuss next steps etc. The whole process was really enjoyable and we are so excited to now have a beautiful and functional space for the whole family. I would definitely hire David again for any future work in the garden and have recommended him to friends since."
We recently posted about how it’s helpful to have ideas of what you’d like when you get in touch for a quote. If you’re keen to do your own research (and save booking a garden design package), here are some of our favourite books. These books feature a mix of planning, planting and inspiration with an emphasis on wildlife and sustainability 🌿
Of course, you'll also find lots of inspiration from real life gardens, magazines, Pinterest, gardening shows and more. These books are great for more details on how to plan what you want from your own space which makes it much easier for us to make it happen.
At Noble Landscapes we’re happy to give you a free quote for your garden project. This usually involves adding you to our appointment waiting list, a site visit and project discussion, then giving you an accurate price for the works. This often includes a little bit of free garden design - working out the best way to execute your ideas, maybe even a sketch to go with the quote so we know we’re on the same page.
If you haven’t got any ideas for your garden makeover, or want more than a rough sketch, you’ll need to book a garden design package. This means we have the time to develop a plan to make the most of your garden and your budget. The design is yours to keep so if you decide you want to use the plans to do the work yourself that’s fine too.
This simple garden makeover transforms the space in a minimal but functional way. With clean lines and clearly defined areas it's now a much more useable space.
Our waiting list is currently open for Autumn projects. Please do get in touch if you'd like to discuss your garden ideas.
It’s the first day of Spring on Sunday! It’s may still be chilly, but if you fancy catching some sunshine a cosy picnic might be the perfect way. Or how about a BBQ on the beach? Here are some of our favourite accessories:
1. Spring Grey Sandstone - a classic but contemporary choice with varying shades of grey which works as a neutral base for a garden colour palette.
2. Cemento Grey Porcelain - for a high end modern minimal look with clean lines and smooth surface.
3. Raveena Sandstone - with subtle tones of oranges and pink for a warmer colour palette, works well with orange brickwork buildings
4. Concrete Slabs - an option for lower budgets which still looks smart and simple
Of course, we can lay any type of patio - if you have a specific style in mind just let us know and we'll be happy to help.
The clients wanted to transform this uneven area of the garden into a useable pathway round the house which could also be used as a seating area. The grey sandstone is laid in a grid instead of the classic pattern for a clean, minimal look. Here's what they had to say:
"David was great at coming round to view the site and fully explained our options for different finishes and costs. Kept us updated on run up to work. He and his brother put in the path to a very high standard in less than 3 days, working quietly, cleanly and were very professional. David popped in after the storm to make sure all was ok. Would not hesitate to use again."
Linda and Ian's garden had a lot of uneven steps and paving which were becoming dangerous trip hazards. As well as that they wanted a lower maintenance garden with level patios to use as seating areas to catch the sun at different times of the day.
This ended up one of our biggest projects of the year, featuring terracing, sandstone steps, patios, and walling to transform the garden. Here's what the clients had to say:
"From start to finish David has been amazing. He is passionate about his work and the end result is outstanding. He pays attention to the smallest detail and customer satisfaction is of utmost priority to him. We were so lucky to have found him especially when some tradesmen are both unreliable and overpriced. Nothing seems to phase him and he will find a solution to unexpected changes in plan. We liked the fact that he gave us a set price which remained throughout the job unless we added something extra along the way. If you want a first class service then please look no further you won't be disappointed. Everyone is admiring the transformation to our garden and highly praising David's work. His brother works well alongside him when needed and is very enthusiastic when delegated tasks. We are so thankful to both of them and thrilled with our garden. A word of advice... make sure you have a large supply of Jammie Dodgers !!
From garden projects to inspiration and tips, this is where you can take a peek behind the scenes at Noble Landscapes.