The combination of materials is as important as the individual materials themselves, and getting the desired ‘feel’ to a garden is achieved through a subtle combination of textures and colours in the hard and soft landscaping materials.
Show gardens are a different world from ‘real’ gardens in many ways. They show the art of the possible, and finishing to the highest possible standard, whilst working to the tightest of deadlines and in incredibly restricted space!
Visualising a garden is a key part of a design process. Most of us love hand drawn sketches and plans for their soft attractive feel, and we do still use these as part of many design projects, particularly in the early stages where the flow of the space is more important than all of the detailing.