Helen Riches Garden Design and Writing, Saffron Walden

Helen Riches garden designer and award winning garden writer, based in Saffron Walden, Essex, 12 miles from Cambridge, but also close to Suffolk and Hertfordshire. Creates beautiful, unique gardens. Garden writer and regular contributor to BBC Gardeners' World Magazine. Development of garden projects - specialises in container gardening. Garden stylist. Garden talks to garden clubs etc. Garden design courses, fun garden courses for all ages. Keen gardener. Garden has been open for the Yellow Book (National Garden Scheme - NGS).

Plants or cars?

Although we re-designed the front garden to allow two cars to park, instead of one, we were keen to fit in as much greenery as possible. Hydrangea, foxgloves and a Japanese Acer were grown to soften the facade, a Yew hedge planted for privacy and enthusiastic self seeders were encouraged to colonize the crevices and gravel. The new, shorter, wall provided the opportunity to use antique bricks to match the architectural character of the house and the permeable gravel base on level areas allowed for rain to drain away.

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