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Greencube designs garden for grade 2 listed Barn

We love a challenge and here we were faced with a blank canvas and an awful modern brick wall that spoilt the beauty of this wonderful building in Leigh in Kent. The Barn should be celebrated as it truly is a building of amazing beauty, history and period architecture. This is our second design in Leigh, a very pretty, picturesque village near to Tonbridge. Context was important here, I wanted to be sympathetic to the property and reverted to kent ragstone for the retaining wall, our local stone, creating a large terrace with surrounding planting, softening the hardscapes. The front of the barn (seen below) which originally had just gravel is now seated and softened within its landscape with a chunky oak (painted black) framed border, planted with vibrant Acers, Penstemon, Alliums and Buxus. Gemma @ greencube maintains this garden on a monthly basis, keeping it looking great. This is year 1, I'll return next spring and summer to get some more images. Setting out fo

Garden Designs en masse......... keeping us busy in 2017

We are very busy as always, booking lots of work into our 2017 calendar. We are attempting to establish ourselves in North Norfolk. We have approached the NGS (National Garden Scheme) to hopefully open our small Norfolk garden to the public just for a day. Share our passion with like-minded gardeners. We have teamed up with a small landscaping company and are ready to take on projects. We are also entering 2 gardens into the Society of Garden Designers competition this year. Every year I attend the awards ceremony in London, rubbing shoulders with all associated in our wonderful industry and question why I don't find time to submit some of our wonderful creations. We have some challenging projects and are currently working in the following areas: a medium sized garden in Westerham a large garden in Sevenoaks a very large garden for a new build in Farnborough huge garden in Birling a tiny garden in Bexley moroccan themed garden in Chelsea, London We have lots of garden

See greencube in new book VERTICAL GARDENS

Our Gold winning RHS garden is featured in a newly released book: Vertical gardens compiled by Leigh Clapp and Hattie Klotz. I have been reading it over the last week, great book, full of wonderful ideas, informative, inspiring and a good resource, well done Leigh and Hattie. Good luck with the sales. greencube copyright 2017