A Beautiful Garden in Stanford On Soar

I had wonderful morning photographing this new garden, designed by Bel Grierson and installed by Roy Reeves of Rothley Bespoke.  I wondered about training in garden design myself a while back, so I always feel very at home in a beautifully designed outdoor space.  Roy asked me for some images to use for his website, on social media and for printed marketing materials.  With lots of rainy days, we had to wait a while for a break in the weather but we got there in the end and the results are beautiful.

Some striking textures and contrasts have been used in the garden.  Smooth, modern, precision cut stone and a rusted metal water feature are set next to a light filled glass fronted extension at the rear of the property and contrast with tumbled paving and gravel which are in keeping with the original part of the house.  The planting at the front of the house is calm with a predominantly green and white colour palette:

Individual touches like this lantern give personality to the space.


The green and white colour scheme is continued into the main part of the garden which is overlooked by the surrounding countryside and mature trees – elements well worth considering when redesigning an outdoor space.

Structures in the garden add height for climbers to scramble over.

Tiarella and geraniums are great for ground cover and add sparkle to those shadier spots in the garden.

The white metal seat gives a relaxed country garden feel to this part of the garden, complimented by the tall spires of digitalis beyond.

The main seating area is very modern yet combines sleek paving, rustic stone walls and romantic perennial planting to create a wonderful place to kick back and relax or entertain guests:

Sun loungers and comfy modular seating provide different areas in which to relax.

The vibrant colours of the flowers contrast beautifully with the texture of the rusted metal water feature.

I loved creating these beautiful images for Roy to use in his marketing – do get in touch with me if you need help creating visual content for your business, I’d love to help!  Feel free to call me on 07790 755784 for an informal, no obligation chat or you can send a message on my get in touch page.