The Town Garden is inspired by the elegance and proportions of Georgian design

Drawn on the look and feel of 18th Century to give a luxurious feel to the planting and this combined with a more formal layout evokes the era’s style.

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

Many Georgian buildings ooze charm through the wonderful restrained use of stone, which directly inspired me to recreate this rich feel using Bradstone's Bamburgh Mill paving.

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BAMBURGH MILL

Bamburgh Mill is a paving solution that exudes traditional appeal and vintage good looks with its beautiful weathered appearance.

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Planting

Inspiration has been taken from the rich floral painting and fabrics of the period to create a planting scheme that is predominantly hardy herbaceous perennial and filled with fragrant blooms of the 18th century.

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WATCH
THE VIDEO

Watch and listen as Paul explains where his inspiration came from for this garden and what you need to do to achieve the same look in your very own garden area.

PAVING

Elegance and simplicity are the keys to this design, so I have carefully selected the paving from Bradstone’s range which best reflects the rich patina of Georgian originals. Bamburgh Mill is used for the patio area of the garden, it creates an edging to the vibrant planted borders. It has a natural variation in shades that build on the timeless character. As a contrast, I have used a modern edging with its simple linear pattern to create a decorative band pattern around the paving.

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PLANTS &
ACCESSORIES

Nothing conjures up the romance and beauty of the Georgian age better than the rich floral painting and fabrics of the period. This richness is created through the use of vibrant pinks, purples and striking yellow hardy herbaceous perennials and fragrant blooms which all contrast with the greens of the structural trees and shrubs to provide a garden with season round interest.

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Herbaceous Perennials

Herbaceous Perennials

Provide a rich tapestry of colour and come back year after year.

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Garden accessories

Accessories

Just like the garden - balance your choice of accessories between elegant simplicity and individual flamboyance. Select strong stylish designs in furniture and then go to town on sumptuous floral fabrics, stripes for soft furnishings.

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Garden shrubs

Shrubs

All bee and butterfly friendly. Plant tall shrubs at the back of the border whilst low growers such as Lavender and Cistus can be mixed at the front with the herbaceous plants.

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Structural plants

Structural plants

A range of plants provide the backbone of the garden shape. Carpinus betulus, Hornbeam is grown as a hedge; Ostrya carpinifolia is planted to provide balance of texture between the house it and the hedge.

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