Blackstone - long-term consultancy and design with supply of plants.
The owner of this beautiful country house by Lutyens instructed Lovely, Lovely, Lovely to create a long-term development plan, divided into manageable phases of work. In each phase, we worked closely with the client to create the effects required, at a rate chosen by the client.
In Phase 1, we tackled the wasted area in front of the tennis court: this formed one side of the main house forecourt and so needed to be both welcoming and in keeping with the formality of the house, whilst concealing the tennis courts beyond.
We proposed a trellis, hand-made to match elements of the house itself, and a private and pretty secret garden including seating in the fillet of land in between. The planting was finely detailed to create an attractive and discreet seating area, which effectively screened the tennis courts.
In Phase 2, our recommendation to re-site the swimming pool allowed the scheme to be extended to wrap around the long-side of the tennis courts, creating more secluded and beautiful garden space, which also allows spectators to enjoy the tennis.
In each phase, Lovely, Lovely, Lovely produced a sketch design which was priced, then built by a landscaper. In this case, at the client’s request, we recommended a landscaper known by us to produce excellent work. Lovely, Lovely, Lovely specified all plants. At the client’s request, we then went on to supply the plants, using our network of high-quality and good value nurseries.
Lovely, Lovely, Lovely is never rigid in approach. The degree of detail at any stage is completely dependent on what the client needs to make a decision – some will need a full planting plan (see Design & Project Management) whilst others may prefer a sketch and an estimated price.