Country garden and spa, before and after. 4th year since design

East Sussex country garden and spa. Now in its fourth year and flourishing.

Comments (11)

  • R Hughes

    What a lovely garden, hard to believe it’s only 4 years old. I would be interested in the design brief and a general idea of the budget? If the dreaded box caterpillar strikes and the box can’t be saved, what alternative plants would you suggest?

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    Jonathon Charles Garden Design

    Hi there,

    The brief was broad- they approached me due to previous work. That said, it’s an area of outstanding natural beauty, so the character of the garden had to work with the surroundings. They wanted a studio and a generous lawn. Paths were designed to be generous to allow for a mobility scooter.

    Budget: £50,000

    So far, so good re box caterpillar. However, Ilex crenata seem to be a resistant alternative.

  • R Hughes

    Thanks for the information, really interesting.

  • E D

    Ouch... £50k.

    That would exclude me.

    And perhaps one or two others here :-)

  • Beano

    Wow...that’s a lot but have to say, that looks superb!

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    Jonathon Charles Garden Design

    It’s a very big garden with a phenomenal amount of planting. That said, there’s no reason why you can’t take elements of the design and make them work for far less. I can imagine this on a smaller scale. :)

  • Beano

    Lol...I’ve half an acre for a back garden, I’m prob looking at 100k to get it looking tile this! As said I can see the work that has went into this garden and would like to have the time and money to do something like this to mine, as I love forestry.

  • Sonia

    I’m not normally a fan of the formality of box, but the way it has been mixed with such naturalistic planting really works. Beautiful garden.

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    Hampstead Design Hub

    Hi there! Great project and very and really impressive work. Thank you for sharing with Houzz community.

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    Jonathon Charles Garden Design

    Thank you for your kind comments, much appreciated.

  • blade40

    Wow. It looks amazing. Great job!

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