Kate Gould is an award-winning garden designer with more than a decade’s hands-on experience transforming gardens of all sizes. A regular exhibitor at the Chelsea Flower Show, here she passes on her tips for designing small gardens.
Often the only private area you can relax in, it may serve as a ‘room outside’ as well as a garden and, therefore, needs to work extra hard to provide year round interest.
The hard landscaping often needs to be a material that can tolerate the shade, although it is asking a lot of a stone or wood not to naturally turn green with algae in areas of low light. The power of nature can only be defied so far, but with careful selection of products the ongoing maintenance of the scheme can be minimised. Think low maintenance, rather than no maintenance and a happy balance will be achieved.
To find out more about Kate’s work and how to contact her visit found at www.kategouldgardens.com