The Landform Garden | Catherine MacDonald Blog

The Landform Garden | Catherine MacDonald

Landform Consultants’ lead designer, Catherine MacDonald, has created a design suitable for a town or country garden. The linear style is modern and uncomplicated, making it the perfect space for entertaining, contemplating and relaxing.

Inspired by the aerial views of some of the most iconic landscape schemes this design has a stylish geometric layout with a twist: being designed on a 25° angle to the house. A snapshot of a larger garden, the design created will showcase a covered entertaining area and lawn enclosed by a mix of soft and structural planting. Points of interest within the space will include linear elements of natural stone paving, brick detailing, an elegant sculptural piece and contemporary furniture. 

The planting will be suitable for the season with an emphasis on flowering trees, evergreen shrubs and perennials, having a colour palette in shades of blue, white and pale yellow. The garden will also include some Spring bulbs that are being grown to flower for the show.

The main feature of the garden, the entertaining area, will feature a Renson louvred canopy, supplied and installed byGarden House Design. The stylish canopy will be used to create a space in which ‘clients’ could relax and enjoy views of the garden whilst also feeling a sense of privacy. 

This ‘outdoor room’ will be dressed with a dining set fromGaze Burvill’slatest collection – Levity. Simple and modern, the dining set is beautifully designed to suit smaller spaces and so will be perfect for entertaining guests under the canopy.

A focal point within the garden will be the sculptural piece, Torus, designed byDavid Harber. The chosen piece, positioned so it can be appreciated whilst sitting in the dining area, has a mirror polished stainless-steel finish, with subtle convex curves, that will provide reflections of the planting and features surrounding it.

It will also see Landform partnering withLondon Stone,Majestic Trees,Vande MoortelandKinley Systemsfor some of the elements within the garden.

Catherine has said:
“We’re excited that Landform Consultants are to be a part of the inaugural Ascot Spring Garden Show. It’s on our doorstep and the time of year means that we can showcase ideas and planting schemes different to those we would normally use in some of our other show gardens that take place later in the season.