English garden ideals

English garden ideals

with a Colorado flare

A love of old English heritage was the cornerstone for this family's dream to transform their tired suburban landscape into a functional outdoor living space that reflects English garden ideals with a Colorado flare. Places to entertain both young and old and a secret garden for the lady of the house was the directive.

Maximize the available space, add a hardwood deck overlook, and include multi-tiered cobblestone patios and water feature. Lush select plantings provide year-round interest with an English style (combination of bloom sequence with a layer to maximize the depth of the planting beds). Specimen structural plants create the foundation of the new garden. Though there is protection from large and mature trees, an extensive pergola system was hand-built and covered in different flowering and fruiting vines and adds a shady, cool place to enjoy and entertain. The kids have their own space while the adults may wish to retire to the fireside in the ruins of their own Gothic-style private hideaway. The lady of the house has her space where she can sit back and enjoy the soft sound of the softly-flowing stream.

  • 2009 ALCC Award of Excellent in Renovations
  • Hardwood deck with custom iron railing
  • Multi-level vine-covered pergola system
  • Terraced cobble patios and living spaces
  • Soothing sounds from the natural water feature
  • Exquisite collection of hardy English garden-style plant material
  • Celtic ruins with fireplace