Fourteen years of experience building gardens in the landscape industry have given James an understanding of what clients want from the design and build process. Simplicity, progressive reduction and attention to detail are key principles, and the results are contemporary spaces that blend seamlessly into their new surroundings with a sensitivity that allows for the context, history and ecology of a place to remain.
His recent graduation from the highly regarded London College of Garden Design, based at The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, has enabled James to take his design skills to the next level.
Combining his existing network in Yorkshire with his new found connections with top garden designers, landscaping companies, suppliers and nurseries across the UK, James is able to provide the very highest quality of garden design and build.
A small overlooked north facing site presented us with the problem of very little sunlight and privacy. The solution was to embrace those elements and enclose the garden with a mixture of high hand-burnt larch fencing and a feature dry stone wall. A mixture of evergreen foliage, bamboos and a large Magnolia Grandiflora provide year round interest and texture. The lighting enables after dark use and a controllable mood, whilst the locally sourced pig trough water feature provides a relaxing background sound track, deadening the sound of the busy main road.
Designed around a contemporary new build property in Leicestershire, this garden was all about the uninterrupted countryside views. Formality played a key part in the structure of the garden with a combination of clipped box, yew domes, table top lime trees and multi-stemmed Catalpa being used. A mixture of grasses and evergreen ground cover were used to soften the strong design lines and hold the space within the surrounding fields.
Contemporary Back Garden