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I am an experienced garden designer who trained with Otley college and have studied with the R.H.S.

My speciality is period gardens e.g. medieval gardens, cottage gardens and courtyards. I can design all or just a small area of your garden and can draw up planting plans for you which will give you a stunning show all year round.

 If you wish me to come and see you about garden maintenance quotations are free.

Garden design and planting plans - If you would like me to come and see you about garden design or planting plans, there is of course a small charge for this - quotations on request. However you will find it cost effective, being able to discuss with me your requirements and I in turn throwing options at yourselves. Many customers find this sufficient and then can come up with their own idea's for their garden. If you would then like me to draw up planting plans or garden design plans, then I will quote you seperately for this.

The following design was for an old Suffolk Manor House.

Take a little time to view and you will get an idea how a finished plan for your garden would look. (please bear in mind the small scale on your computer, the scale plans you receive are much larger)

In addition you receive plant quantities needed (if required) and soil test to determine just what plants are suitable for your garden.


This example of a Medieval Garden I designed recently is divided into areas.

The Fountain Garden

The Fountain Garden is formal with a central fountain feature. The walk around this area of the garden is by brick paths. The four beds are of the same design, a grass border with a knot garden which would be barked to make the the design detail clear.

The Scroll Garden

The Scroll Garden is laid to gravel with three beds, two of a long scrollwork design of low Buxus hedge and the third bed is of another design made of Buxus hedge. These could be barked or coloured gravel to once again make the design detail clear.

The Potager

The Potager is laid to vegetables / fruit / herbs in a series of various beds access by gravel paths.


The boundary hedge containing the garden will eventually be a height of 6ft with archery windows, so one's walk around the perimeter one could catch glimpses of hidden gardens within.

Medieval Garden Design

If you would like to discuss further, any aspect of your garden maintenance or design,
Please telephone:-

Marian Foster

on 01379 898 646 or 01449 723 412

or use our Online Enquiry Form

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