Le Val Lodge
Location: St Brelade, Jersey
Client: Private Client
Status: Design and planting completed, client maintaining
This fabulous Jersey home has breathtaking views across the sea, surrounded by a large sloping garden on multiple levels. As part of significant renovation work and a pool installation, the plot was in need of a beautiful landscaping scheme to complement the setting and give a sympathetic and contemporary makeover to the tired outside space.
We created a 3D model of the site to allow us to model the complex 3D geometry and share our ideas with the clients. The design features a central formal lawn with blocks of hedging to break up the large planting spaces, and sloped planting beds between to accommodate changes in level whilst minimising retaining walls. We included an avenue of large clipped hornbeam cubes to frame a path towards the infinity pool, with a gorgeous sculpture at its end, and added a number of specimen trees to break up the space, providing interest and scale to what was previously a slightly bleak landscape.
Adjacent to the annexe, a hot tub was installed with a sliding cover, and some playful organic shapes were used in the hard landscaping to create a different feel in this area. The goal was to break up a large area of hard landscaping in this area, and dressing this with low hedging and more tropical planting.
The front courtyards and parking space were kept neat and simple, with local materials, limited planting and striking lighting creating the required effect.
With a citrus orchard, walls in local granite, and sub-tropical planting in places, this project utilised a range of species and materials that we cannot typically indulge in on the mainland! With clean lines, colourful planting, and use of sculptures and glorious lighting, this scheme came together as a real ‘wow’ garden, whilst still feeling like welcoming and comfortable family space.
The CGLA team designed the overall landscape, with significant input from our delightful clients. We also sourced much of the planting. This scheme was a collaboration with many local experts, including the lovely folk at Granite Le Pelley and the amazing photography is courtesy of LivingRoom Property
Service offered: Landscaping, Design
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CGLA are an award winning team of Landscape Architects, Garden Designers Landscapers and Garden Maintenance Operatives working in Buckinghamshire, London and the South East, as well as on prestigious design projects across the UK and abroad. We are currently working in Oman, Jersey and France, and welcome enquires for design, landscaping or garden maintenance. Contact us here