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One of the best ways to demonstrate how garden designers can dramatically alter the character of a garden is by taking photographs from the same spot before and after the work has been completed. What has taken place between the photos is the design process: the listening, thinking, noticing, problem-solving, assessing, designing and building of the new garden.

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Before image 1   After image 1

^ The view from the top end of the pool


^ The patio area is symmetrical and contains richly planted beds with a Mexican flavour – including dahlias, grasses and fan palms

Before image 2   After image 2

^ A bare and featureless front lawn with little sense of enclosure and privacy


^ Deep borders, richly planted with an arbour seat as a focal point increase privacy and retain focus within the garden

Before image 3   After image 3

^ A rustic and heavy-set wooden terrace and patio area feels imposing and clunky


^ Additional terraces soften the bulk of the feature and formal planting emphasises the width rather than the height of the feature

Before image 4   After image 4

^ A straggly and unkempt front garden strip needs to be  tamed!


^ A simple arrangement of raised wooden beds of different heights and depths add an elegant and appropriate

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