contemporary planting

Ongoing work with this contemporary planting project focuses on matching new with existing lines, shapes and forms for the plants involved. Matching plants and containers with both colour and proportion ties the scheme together nicely. Existing bay, myrtle and olive specimens in the foreground complement the new larger planting of privet ‘lollipop’ balls behind. These floating balls also help to break up the fence panels behind.

This contemporary planting scheme in Exeter city centre with its strong horizontal and vertical lines requires bold plant selection and management. Without good regular management the lines are lost and the intended design concept begins to fade.

Previous work had enhanced existing urban planting with some strong and bold use of clipped topiary in the form of large privet balls. These bold contemporary planting combinations bring a sense of identity to the garden whilst also connecting to existing style and features.

Check out some of my other urban and contemporary projects and further links below for more ideas and inspiration.



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