Before And After

Below are some examples of the garden transformations carried out by Paperbark Garden Design.

Rural Terrace Garden – Wetherby, West Yorkshire

   
Before landscaping to terrace garden near wetherby, yorkshire garden   after landscape design and garden build to terrace garden near wetherby yorkshire
This almost flat garden consisted of an area of mown lawn and simple timber boundary fence. A large open grass field abutted the longest boundary giving the garden an open feeling. This south facing garden was a complete blank canvas which would be turned into a fantastic sun terrace.  

The client  wished to create an outside area for entertaining and outdoor dining. The timber boundary fence was replaced with 'estate' fencing and a gate introduced. The mown grass lawn was replaced with a mass of flowering plants and formal box heding and topiary. Paving materials and pattern create interest in the hard landscapng.

Rural Terrace Garden – Wetherby, West Yorkshire

   
garden landscaping before the build at wetherby garden south facing lawn   garden after landscaping to an outdoor dining terrace wetherby yorkshire

The decking area and lawn before landscaping.

 

Two areas for outdoor entertaining were created. One area, shown in the distance on this photograph, includes a long simple rendered and painted seat with back rest which can take cushions and throws. Additional seating garden furniture creates an outdoor 'lounge' area.

Rural Terrace Garden – Wetherby, West Yorkshire

   
 
before garden landscaping to garden at wethrby yorkshire   garden after landscaping to an outdoor dining and lounge terrace garden at wetherby

The rural terrace garden before design and landscaping.

 

Immediately following planting, the outdoor lounge area in the foreground and the dining area in the distance. Tea for two in the middle! The box hedging will grow together to form box topiary, trimmed to form a tight 'parterre'. Some larger topiary was also included.

Terraced Garden – Tingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire

   
Garden before garden design and landscaping in South Leeds, Yorkshire   garden landscaped in South Leeds, Yorkshire

The garden had level changes which had previously been paved and were now collapsing. The greenhouse was no longer needed and there were a number of specimen shrubs which needed to be retained.

 

The level changes in the garden were addressed by intoducing gently curved wide steps and curved walls. Yorkshire stone gives the garden a warm feel. Exisiting specimen shrubs were retained in the garden design and carefully worked around during the garden landscaping.

Long Terraced Garden – Leeds, West Yorkshire

   
Garden prior to design and landscaping at Roundhay in Leeds, Yorkshire. Terrace and old Garage   Garden after complete design and landscaping at Roundhay in Leeds, Yorkshire. Terrace and old Garage

This long garden in Leeds was dominated by an old unusable garage. This took up a huge area immediately outside the back of the house and squeezed the space outside the french doors. This lower section of the garden was not well linked to the upper lawn area which was a much wider, open space. An area for outdoor dining and relaxing was required so that the full extent of the garden could be used.

 

The first step was the safe removal of the old garage. This immediately transfomed the garden and a new modern boundary fence was erected. The lower terrace area was extended away from the house to allow room for outdoor dining. Brick and stone paving were used to create broad elegant steps up to the lawn and higher terrace with a small garden pond. The red brick reflects the building material in the house. Planting was a mixture of shrub and herbaceous for summer interest and wildlife value.

Grand Garden – Leeds, West Yorkshire

   
Garden before garden design and landscaping in Roundhay, Leeds, Yorkshire   Garden complete garden design and landscaping in Roundhay, Leeds, Yorkshire

This garden in Roundhay, Leeds consisted of a partially built building project. This incomplete retaining wall had to be incorporated into the new garden design.

 

Elegant terraces were landscaped, linked with wide stone steps. A very formal design reflected the architecture of the period house. Planting is a mixture of formal shrub planting and regular blocks of herbaceous planting such as iris and salvia.

Grand Garden – Leeds, West Yorkshire

   
garden landscaping at roundhay garden in leeds   garden landscaping complete at roundhay garden in leeds

The tarmac drive is torn out to make way for the garden design scheme. The new design sets the house in traditional formal terrace garden.

 

Herbaceous border planting is contained within formal box hedges. Stone setts and yorkshire stone paving create a formal pathway.

Grand Garden – Leeds, West Yorkshire

   
garden terrace at roundhay leeds before landscaping   garden terrace in roundhay leeds after landscaping

The tarmac driveway and an abandoned previous project.

 

The garden terrace includes herbaceous planting in blues, purples and whites with box hedging and shrubs.

Countryside Courtyard – Low Utley, North Yorkshire

   
Garden before garden design and landscaping near Keighly, North Yorkshire   Garden after garden design and landscaping near Keighly, North Yorkshire

This back garden set in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside. The garden was underused and the views screened by oversized planting.

 

The finished garden includes an elegant path which leads down through the garden to a seating area which has a small simple pond and simple seat. This patio area creates a great spot to sit, have lunch and enjoy the surrounding countryside.

Townhouse back garden – Denby Dale, West Yorkshire

   
Town house Garden Before at Denby Dale, Yorkshire
 
Town house Garden After at Denby Dale, Yorkshire.

An underused plot on a new development, with inaccessible and impractical layout.

 

The whole garden in use: circular seating area and lower terrace placed for all-day sun, local materials to complement the stone wall, low-maintenance planting and a favourite small tree preserved.

Large open garden – Thorpe Willoughby, North Yorkshire

   
Long Country Garden Before Design at Selby
 
Long Country Garden After Design near Selby

A blank canvas in a sensitive rural fringe location adjacent to green-belt land in beautiful North Yorkshire.

 

A garden of curves and colour: a flowing lanscape design to break up the open, linear aspect, native hedging at the rural boundary and a seating area at the foot of the garden.

Large open garden - Thorpe Willoughby, North Yorkshire

   
Large Long Country Garden Before Design near Selby, Yorkshire.
 
Large Long Country Garden After Design near Selby, North Yorkshire.

A Grade II listed building, recently redeveloped.

 

A garden befitting the house: local materials echoing the buildings, and strong, colourful planting with fruit trees and a vegetable plot.

Large open garden - Thorpe Willoughby, North Yorkshire

   
Long Country Garden Before Design at near Selby, North Yorkshire.
  Long Country Garden After Design near Selby in North Yorkshire.

A long-distance view to be preserved, with planning approval required.

 

A dining area to relax in: a wooden bench, complementary paving and blocks of vibrant planting for shelter and privacy.

Courtyard garden - Harden, West Yorkshire

   
Courtyard Garden Before Design, Harden West Yorkshire.
 
Courtyard Garden After Design, Harden West Yorkshire.

An exposed and overgrown site on the moors.

 

A sheltered and welcoming new courtyard: flowing design using local materials, with ornamental planting, extra height on the rear stone wall and a wooden hatch to enjoy the view when the wind drops.

Mews Garden - York, North Yorkshire

   
Mews Garden at York, North Yorkshire Before Design
 
Mews Garden at York, North Yorkshire After Design

The courtyard was an empty and uninviting space.

 

A garden for outdoor eating and entertaining in style: simple seating area, clean open space, barbecue storage and a cool slate table top for summer buffets.

L-shaped garden – Tingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire

   
L-shaped Garden Before Design at Tingley, West Yorkshire.
 
L-shaped Garden After Design at Tingley, West Yorkshire.

An underused area, cut off from the rest of the garden which wrapped around the house (out of shot).

 

A garden in its own right: raised pond and water feature, ornamental grass planting in harmony with the adjacent paddock, and flowing lines leading round into the garden beyond.

Back garden – Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

   
Small Back Garden Before Design at Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
 
Small Back Garden After Design at Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

An unused space, empty and hemmed in.

 

An outdoor sitting room: a lusher, fresher feel, with informal and exotic but frost-tolerant planting, a pond, space for sitting and relaxing, and a half-covered dining area (out of shot).

Back garden – Chapel Allerton, Leeds, West Yorkshire

   
Large Back Garden at Chapel Allerton, Leeds  Before Design
 
Large Back Garden at Chapel Allerton, Leeds  After Design

An unimaginative layout and no real link between house and garden.

 

A newly landscaped garden for spilling out into: generous dining area, informal planting (done by the clients, keen gardeners, to our plan), a height difference used to advantage, and the Arts and Crafts aesthetic retained.

Sloping garden – Roundhay, Leeds, West Yorkshire

   
Sloping Garden at Roundhay, Leeds Before Design
 
Sloping Garden at Roundhay, Leeds After Design

An overgrown and underused area, inaccessible in a wheelchair and cut off from the rest of the garden.

 

A multi-purpose outdoor room – for entertaining, relaxing and hanging out the laundry: low-maintenance planting and all-weather wheelchair access to the garage and the raised landscape garden beyond (out of shot).

Front yard garden – Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire

   
Front Yard Garden at Headingley, Leeds Before Design
 
Front Yard Garden at Headingley, Leeds After Design

An untidy frontage in a conservation area.

 

A bright and welcoming way in: contrasting natural paving materials linking two beds of rich and colourful herbaceous planting.

Large open garden – Woodlesford, Leeds, West Yorkshire

   
Large Back Garden at Woodlesford, West Yorkshire Before Design
 
Large Back Garden at Woodlesford, West Yorkshire After Design and Build

A bare and undifferentiated plot with the distant view impeded.

 

A rural vantage point: an outdoor seating area of warm decking, low and colourful vegetation planting, a visual link to the gate and field beyond, and bespoke estate fencing to open up the view.

Side passage – Woodlesford, Leeds, West Yorkshire

   
Side Passage Garden Before Design and Build at Leeds, West Yorkshire
 
Side Passage Garden After Design and Build at Leeds, West Yorkshire

A muddy and uninviting strip.

 

Clean and welcoming access: a more useable garden area in all weathers, with shade-loving plants and climbers to soften the fencing.

Front yard garden – Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire

   
Front Yard Garden at Headingley Leeds, West Yorkshire. Before Design and Build.
 
Front Yard Garden at Headingley Leeds, West Yorkshire. After Design and Build

A mossy lawn and a tree requiring council approval before pruning.

 

A garden yard that’s practical as well as pretty: space for hanging the washing and sitting out, safer and more private access to the street.

Double-gated front garden – Adel, Leeds, West Yorkshire

   
Large front garden at Adel, Leeds, West Yorkshire before design.
 
Large front garden at Adel, Leeds, West Yorkshire after design and build.

An overgrown and unwelcoming sight for visitors.

 

A relaxing contemporary frontage: simple curves echoing the existing boundaries and providing a focal point, with blues and purples, native ornamental trees and great autumn colour.

Large terrace cottage garden – Leeds, West Yorkshire

   
large terrace back garden in Leeds before landscaping   Large terrace house rear garden in Leeds after landscaping to a cottage garden

The rear garden of this character property was only used by the dogs. A cottage garden was requested by the client for this large garden.

 

The rear garden has been transformed into a new cottage garden divided into sections. This section outside the rear of the house has a simple pergola and herbaceous planting beds to separate the patio area from the remainder of the garden.

 

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