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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.