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Before And After

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

Suburban Garden Sandal, Wakefield

A tired old patio area needed an update and enlarging to allow for outdoor dining and easier access to the upper garden area.

This was achieved by using interesting materials, planting and incorporating wide, stone curved steps up to the lawn area. Permanent simple timber seating was incorporated against the new stone wall.

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contemporary design garden after metal painted pergola on terrace with decking and fewston stone paving in Wetherby Yorkshire

Large Family Garden at Wetherby, North Yorkshire

The existing patio area consisted of an expanse of old paving with no shade and narrow steps down into the garden.

 We reused the old paving to build low retaining walls to the new terrace area.

A permanent metal pergola provides shade for an outdoor dining area with crisp modern lighting and pleach tree screen. A large play area site at the bottom of the garden with its own gate and low hedge.

Rural Terrace Garden – Wetherby, West 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 hedging and topiary. Paving materials and pattern create interest in the hard landscaping.

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garden after countryside patio garden with estate fencing rendered wall in built seating and lavender planting Boston Spa Yorkshire no lawn landscaping
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Terraced Garden – Tingley, Leeds, West 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 introducing gently curved wide steps and curved walls. Yorkshire stone gives the garden a warm feel. Existing specimen shrubs were retained in the garden design and carefully worked around during the garden landscaping.

Grand Garden – Leeds, West Yorkshire

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.

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white iris and purple salvia border after garden makeover at Roundhay Leeds Yorkshire
garden before tarmac drive is removed dig out landscaping total garden makeover Roundhay Leeds Yorkshire
roundhay Leeds garden with purple allium salvia and white iris planting sunny border garden after makeover 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.

Large Open Garden – Thorpe Willoughby, North Yorkshire

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 landscape design to break up the open, linear aspect, native hedging at the rural boundary and a seating area at the foot of the garden.

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garden before landscaping total garden makeover flat lawn new build Selby Yorkshire
Garden after landscaping curved garden path with circular lawn and pergola in Selby yorkshire amazing makeover gravel path with brick edge

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.

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.

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Garden After landscaping cottage garden patio with stone paving and wooden pergola, white chairs and table old fashioned garden Selby Yorkshire
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Garden after landscaping with simple timber garden seat on granite setts paving detail Ilkely Yorkshire contemporary garden design

Countryside Courtyard – Low Utley, 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.

Small Back Garden – 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).

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Garden After landscaping small lush garden in Knaresborough Yorkshire with small formal pond contemporary garden design
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garden after landscaping and garden design in Chapel Allerton Leeds with stone paving patio with low stone wall and line of setts detail

Back Garden – Chapel Allerton, Leeds, West Yorkshire

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.

Front Yard Garden – Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire

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.

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Mews Garden - York, North Yorkshire

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.

Double-Gated Front Garden – Adel, Leeds, West Yorkshire

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.

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Garden after makeover landscaping circular pattern of granite setts with gravel circular seating area in Leeds Yorkshire
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