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More to a garden designer than you might think!!

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More to a garden designer than you might think!!

I’m working on quite a big scheme at the moment near Marlborough in Wiltshire. My clients have some great ideas & it’s pushing me to be really creative. I talked about their fantastic Corten tree sculpture in my last blog & as they want a tree sculpture in their new scheme I’ve been looking at options. As I’ve been so taken with the one they currently have holding up their roof I’ve been playing around with that look in card as a freestanding piece that might sit in a pool. One of the things I liked were the strong bold lines but I also really like the fact the branches stop & disappear into the roof. I’ve therefore cut off the top of the tree to create a similar stylised look.

the original corten tree that's inspired me

The Corten steel tree that’s inspired me

What fun I’ve had today playing around with cardboard & my scalpel – it’s amazing what we get to do as garden designers! Lucky me.

I’m actually really pleased so far. I’ll keep you posted when I have more news on this topic & let you know if this little cardboard maquette gets to become a fully fledged Corten tree..

Enjoy the sunshine over the weekend & don’t wilt in this heat!

Until next time

Jo - my name written by Jo Alderson Phillips