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Melanie Driver , Hampton Court Flower Show July 2010 (SW13)

Styles: Contemporary, English cottage, Organic

Soil types: Loamy

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

A contemporary country garden surrounding an elegant cedar lodge. Ipe decking with integral loungers surround the lodge and extend the living space. The planting is a relaxing and textured scheme of blues, purples, silver and white, interspersed with herbs and vegetables for maximum biodiversity and following the show theme of Grow Your Own. Translucent screens add a soft glow and privacy to the dining area. Tall grasses on both sides animate the space and create shadows. The garden won a top award, was sold and rebuilt in Surrey.

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Melanie Driver

Melanie Driver

About me
During this difficult time, Melanie Driver Landscape & Garden Design is still open for business - offering remote garden design advice and can help to source plants and garden accessories. We and all our partners are taking the necessary measures to deal with it as best we can. MDLGD is a resilient business built up over nearly two decades and look forward to navigating our way through this to the other side with you. MDLGD specialises in the design of modern urban and country gardens with strong structure and painterly, sustainable planting. Established 19 years ago following a Fine Art degree and a career in Graphic design, Melanie has exhibited at Hampton Court and won several awards, this year an APL Designer of the Year Award Silver Merit plus Gold and Silver Awards for two Cambridge gardens.

Gardening expertise
Professional

Biggest gardening accomplishments
Creating over 200 beautiful gardens which have brought pleasure to a lot of clients and added value to many properties. Winning several awards has also been a major achievement.

Biggest gardening frustrations
Good design adds value but gardens need to evolve, good maintenance is the key to developing the potential of a planting scheme. Its becoming increasingly hard to find qualified people to help with gardens and probably the biggest frustration in the industry currently. Shoot is a massive help!

The gardening project I am currently working on
A large country garden with a beautiful new built on the outskirts of Cambridge. Challenging because of the clay and the ancient ridge and furrow field which will be incorporated into the landscaping - interesting challenge to look forward to!

On the web
Twitter: MelanieDriver1
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Melanie-Driver-Landscape-Garden-Design-178063562206073/

Melanie Driver 's forum posts

Re: Mystery plant
Mon. 21st February 2011 21:34

Re: Re: Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii
Thu. 17th February 2011 14:57

Re: Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii
Thu. 17th February 2011 13:07

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