Naughties garden style and trends explained by award winning designer Paul Hervey-Brookes.
Big herbaceous borders contained by tightly clipped buxom balls and cubes were reminiscent of a bygone age but brought up to date with species rich plantings of monotone colours.
Natural stone walls and feature walls became part of every fashionable garden to divide the space up and allow for real outdoor living with a sense of scale.
Outdoor lights, fire pits and curved seating in contrasting bold colours brought a touch of ‘pop art’ into the garden. Grow your own came back with a bang, but instead of a veg patch, stylish gardeners brought the veg to the door in a range of raised beds – from willow woven kits through to beautifully detailed bespoke stone walled beds with luxurious stone copings which doubled up as seats.
Bold winter plantings with popular shrubs such as winter honeysuckle and christmas box made the outdoor room feel like it could be a place to enjoy all year round.
Terraces, paths and ‘hidden’ retreat spaces in the garden, all detailed with delicious paving styles more reminiscent of choosing a rug for a room, made the garden feel fully furnished for the first time. Tall wafting prairie planting with grasses, billowing upright perennials and dahlias all made for a new age sense of romance.
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