Bespoke seated planters

My client’s brief:

Create a beautiful area for entertaining friends and family that is both elegant and practical. A cohesive design that would bring opportunities for both plants and entertaining to thrive.


My collaboration with Liam Turner of was fantastic as he interpreted my design beautifully, selecting a western red cedar timber to ensure that the feel of the seating was warm in tone and extremely elegant. The garden design also included a willow screen installation to existing fencing.

Combining warm natural tones of red cedar and willow really brought the minimal planting in to beautiful focus.

Plants list:

Feature Tree

Sorbus cashmiriana (Kashmir Rowan)


Hydrangea seemannii (Climbing evergreen hydrangea)

Herbaceous perennials

Dicentra spectabilis ‘Alba’ (White Bleeding Heart)


Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Black Beard’ (Black Mondo ‘Black Beard’)

Polypodium vulgare (Common Polypody Fern)