Precious Resources garden designs

PRECIOUS RESOURCES
Garden

BY PAUL HERVEY-BROOKES

In creating the Precious Resources Garden, I wanted to create a space which was both usable as an urban retreat but also played its part in creating habitat and making use of one of our most important resources: water.

MEET THE DESIGNER: PAUL HERVEY-BROOKES

Paul has his own highly successful landscape design business, and has also designed a range of gardening gifts for Marks and Spencers.

PAUL HERVEY-BROOKES

THE
CONCEPT

At the heart of this design is a working, but ornamental water collection and soak away system which shows how you can collect the water from your roof and provides the life blood for a bog garden which creates a simple soak away system.

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X Ancestry patio paving

Ancestry paving

With its three attractive colours, Ancestry truly recalls all the beauty and period charm of yesteryear, adding a touch of traditional style to any outdoor space

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X Countrystone walling

Countrystone walling

With a rough dressed surface and random laying options, Countrystone walling will inject a rustic feel into your garden.

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X Smooth Natural Sandstone paving

SMOOTH NATURAL SANDSTONE

With its superb colour and veining variations, Smooth Natural Sandstone is a stunning and beautifully distinctive paving solution.

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Planting

This garden is about creating rich planting habitats and at the same time dealing with water collection and run off in an ornamental way

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PAVING

For this garden I have used a range of Bradstone products that are visually warm and have a strong textural quality. Buttery yellows have been paired with rich rusty purples making the combination suitable for any property type.

Precious Resources garden paving
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X Ancestry patio paving

Ancestry paving

With its three attractive colours, Ancestry truly recalls all the beauty and period charm of yesteryear, adding a touch of traditional style to any outdoor space

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X Countrystone walling

Countrystone walling

With a rough dressed surface and random laying options, Countrystone walling will inject a rustic feel into your garden.

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PLANTS &
ACCESSORIES

This garden is designed as a green sanctuary to relax in, shutting the world out along with being a place to entertain friends. Structures such as walls provide enclosure whilst the exotic planting palette ensures there are enough plants to keep the garden visually exciting and not closed in.

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Border plants

The garden is split between a long border of rich herbaceous planting with a couple of taller woody shrubs for structure and the decorative aggregate planting mix for the path.

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Pathway plants

The planting around the pathways creates colour, fragrance and visual interest within the decorative aggregate that surrounds the paving.

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Garden bog plants

Bog plants

The herbaceous perennials selected for this garden are all rich colours designed to evoke a truly contemporary feel. The herbaceous perennials come back year after year.

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