Naomi and her team have provided bespoke residential garden design services for clients in Sussex, Surrey, and London for several years now. Taking inspiration from the surrounding environment, and working to your specifications, residential garden design by Naomi will help you make the most of your outdoor space. Naomi’s bespoke residential gardens:
Add property value
Promote relaxation and enjoyment
Add function and beauty
Make the most of your outdoor space
Whether you already have some ideas in mind or you don’t know where to start, Naomi’s residential garden design service can help. Naomi takes the time to talk to you, assess your space, and identify key features and planting designs that will create the most impact. Working alongside you with her specialist team, Naomi will transform your garden into an outdoor space that provides enjoyment whilst enhancing the aesthetic of your home.
Get the most out of your outdoor space with bespoke residential garden design in Sussex. Book your consultation.
COURTYARD GARDEN, EAST SUSSEX
The vision behind this small garden was to create an exotic, relaxing, and warm space. The client was keen to incorporate exotic plants from warmer climates. To create the beautiful colour contrast that can be seen above, Naomi used different materials alongside foliage to balance softness and light. The planting was predominantly based on foliage, using different shades and textures of green to achieve a deepening effect. The addition of Dahlias, Hibiscus, and big leafed plants helped create the staple. The client had also expressed that socialising and cooking were essential to this garden, so a small kitchen area and herb wall were a fun yet practical asset in the overall garden design.
LARGE SLOPED GARDEN, WEST SUSSEX
Garden design in West Sussex with seating platforms and paths for wheelchair access, with raised planted areas framed by multi-stem trees. New pond feature and new summerhouse design nestled under the canopy of a Beech tree. Woodland planting on the boundary creates enclosure with planted shrubs, ferns, grasses, perennials and spring bulbs.
URBAN GARDEN, WEST SUSSEX
A garden design for a compact, urban space in West Sussex. Bringing to life a small space with buff sawn Yorkstone paving for the patio, bringing warm, sandy tones to the garden. Clay paver and gravel paths surround a large water pool centrepiece lined with contemporary, topiarised evergreen plants and gentle, rippling water rills running through the garden.
Climbing plants and espalier fruit trees along the perimeter walls join the garden together for a sense of enclosure with scattered pockets of colourful perennial plants to complement the water features, with two Amelanchier trees framing the corners creating dappled shade over the seating areas.
COURTYARD GARDEN, CHELSEA LONDON
This garden was designed specifically to incorporate more greenery into the client’s everyday life. Although the space was small, Naomi worked with green foliage and white flowers to create a bright, open feel. She also incorporated a water feature to promote relaxation and create a calming environment. And the grey marble wall helped to bring a little bit of the inside outdoors, replicating the colour and design of the kitchen.
LONG & NARROW GARDEN, SHOREHAM-BY-SEA
In this design, low paddlestone walls and small hedging areas were installed to break up a long, narrow garden into different ‘rooms’. The creamy tones of the paddlestone provided the garden some warmth from the alternative cool tones of a white render. The hedging provided an additional way to create layers and separate the spaces further.
This modern planting scheme uses low maintenance plants, a mixture of grasses and shrubs with perennials dotted in for colour throughout the seasons. The lush, green foliage backdrop provides height and structure to the whites, purples and blues creating a soft and inviting feel and a restful space to relax in.
The existing patio was used to set the tone for the rest of the hard landscaping, which was contrasted with lighter coloured clay pavers and gravel which formed the new path complementing the paddle-stone walls.
Multi-stem trees brought height into the garden space, creating a tiered effect, offering a sense of enclosure and dappled shade in the summer. A mix of evergreen climbers and espalier fruit trees situated along the boundary walls, with pockets of wildlfower planting edging the lawn against the backdrop of the paddlestone walls.
Corten steel edged a new wildlife friendly pond, a new pergola installed and seating areas created to enjoy the newly constructed spaces.
COUNTRYSIDE GARDEN, ARDINGLY
The Ardingly garden estate was a project of significant size. The client wanted a garden that was easy to maintain while also looking beautiful all year round. Going into the project, Naomi understood that large estates take time, care, and attention to blossom into pleasing landscapes. Through the proper planting methods and careful planning, Naomi worked to transform the Ardingly garden into a captivating space for the client to enjoy.
To find inspiration for this garden, Naomi drew on the natural environment around the property itself, as well as the client’s own requirements.The client was keen to implement deer proof planting to maintain the beauty of their garden, despite the wildlife challenges in such a large countryside location. They also wanted a garden in which to entertain guests that blended effortlessly with the surrounding environment. Naomi achieved all this and more with her thoughtful colour choices, plant combinations, and design features.
Naomi is just brilliant. She is a great listener and worked in partnership with us to create a garden that we love and that will develop over the years. We have gone from just bare ground on a new build site in January 2020 to a wonderful terrace filled with colour and interest.
SUBURBAN GARDEN, EASTBOURNE
Naomi enjoyed designing this Eastbourne garden using the existing established trees as a background for the new design. Naomi created a space in the garden to move and socialise, introducing two seating areas: an outdoor kitchen and a summer house area. The client requested additional planting to be introduced to the garden. So, her team enlarged the borders and introduced bespoke planters to help draw focus and create a space of interest for planting. Height and shade featured throughout, with the introduction of trees and an obelisk.
TERRACE HOUSE, BIRMINGHAM
When Naomi first approached this project, the terrace house garden had not seen much attention in many years. It appeared rundown and in need of restoring. The owner wanted to create an oasis by filling the space with plants and having multiple sections within the long, thin garden. Naomi created a beautiful urban garden space, with an area for eating near the house and another for entertaining at the sunny, eastern end of the garden. Drawing on her love of cottage style planting, she achieved the feel of a peaceful garden sanctuary. And to attract more interest, provided the addition of modern paving in the limited space.
Naomi is an excellent garden designer. With my garden she managed to take an awkward, unattractive, long, thin, west facing terrace garden and design something that I am proud to invite people into. I worked with her on everything from materials to planting ideas. She is very receptive to feedback but also brings her extensive knowledge and understanding of plants and design to the project. There were a few things that I was not sure about but am so glad now that I put myself in the hands of an expert and went with her design.
ROANNE COOPER, BIRMINGHAM
BARN CONVERSION, WEST SUSSEX
The owners of this large barn conversion property approached Naomi when the property was still just in the planning phase. Initially, Naomi worked with them to model the house, to plan out the ½ acre site and then over an extended period work on the detail of each area.
The site falls into three main sections: the entrance, the courtyard and the main garden area. Each of the sections received individual attention ensuring continuity throughout. Planting for each section was thoughtfully designed and planned by Naomi and the photos above show the initial section of plants thriving in their first season.
Not only is Naomi super talented but she brings such zen to my world 🧘♀️🌺. She’s designed our dream garden but completely understands that we can’t implement it all at once. We debated doing it in stages and leaving parts totally unfinished but have come to the conclusion that a more basic whole garden is more useful to us.
Naomi was excellent in her approach and presentation. She worked with us to understand what we needed and how best to achieve it, even within a limited budget. She was happy to allow freedom and flexibility enabling us to develop ideas with helpful input and suggestions. Work is about to start.
KEVIN ROSE, EDENBRIDGE, KENT