Kym Valley Gardens

If you are thinking about altering your garden or driveway we are able to offer you a professional and reliable design service provided by one of our highly qualified and Gold Medal award-winning designers, no project is too large or too small for us. So if you have a barn conversion, a country garden' a new-build, a town garden or an existing mature garden then contact us today to book your no obligation design consultation.

About Kym Valley Gardens

Kym Valley Gardens are a long-established Landscape and Garden Design practice. As Garden Designers we are ideally situated to service our beautiful local shires of Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire. We are often asked to design gardens in Leicestershire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Warwickshire, the Cotswolds, Rutland, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, and even North London. However, we are also happy to travel much further afield. 

 

Our garden design service is varied and includes designs for front gardens using quality block paved and gravel driveways. We also design quality English Country Gardens showcasing clipped hedging, garden rooms, terraces, patios, flights of steps, pavilions, ponds and paths all using the finest landscape materials. Our beautiful English style "Cottage Garden" designs include, hedges, paths, topiary, and pleached trees all lifted by the most wonderful herbaceous plants. Our contemporary gardens include sharply rendered walls, fences of slatted Cedarwood, toughened glass balustrades with stainless steel fittings, and architectural or prairie-style planting. We are happy to design any style of garden in any other traditional or contemporary style this just depends upon your taste. Other types of projects that we are requested to work on are barn conversions, new build houses, garden restorations, housing developments, renovations, school grounds, preschool play areas, restaurants and pubs. 

 

No project is too large or too small for the professional and qualified team of award-winning garden designers having won some eighteen awards at Garden shows including Best in Show and Peoples Choice awards.  However, we are delighted to have been awarded Gold medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, RHS Hampton Court Flower Show and two Golds at the Royal Sandringham Flower Show. Now having over 30 years of experience designing gardens, we are able to provide you with any design from the humble garden pond to an entirely new garden, Kym Valley Gardens can work with you to provide the perfect garden of your dreams.

 

 

 

 

Garden Design

Should you wish to transform your garden into a traditional peaceful haven, an 'English Country Garden' or a contemporary garden space with modernist expression, then let our professional and qualified in house team of landscape and garden designers provide you with a full set of garden design plans that range from concept drawings to planting plans, these will help you to transform your garden space into the garden idyll that you rightly deserve. Kym Valley Gardens are able to design gardens in East Anglia, North London, West London, East London East Midlands and the Cotswolds providing garden designs for front and rear gardens, driveways, low maintenance, small spaces, courtyards, large spaces, country estates, walled gardens, kitchen gardens, sloping sites, historic gardens, wedding gardens, rose gardens, show gardens, Japanese style gardens, Italianate gardens and other themed gardens.

We are also able to provide you with a planting design only service, these plans will incorporate trees, hedges, topiary, shrubs, herbaceous plants, grasses, ferns and bulbs showing their size and quantity as required. Planting is designed with plants that provide a garden with structure, flowers, berries, scent, texture, focal points, accents, seasonal colour and evergreen foliage. A landscape management plan is also available to help you establish the planting scheme.

 

Garden Design

Sketch

Design

After surveying your garden a survey plan is drawn to scale, from this we create a 3D Sketch Design model, when the model is complete we capture views which we present to you in the comfort of your own home or office. Once the sketch design has been agreed we then prepare the Master Plan drawing.  

Master

Planning

No project is too large or too small for the qualified team of award winning landscapers with over 30 years of experience in designing and building gardens, from the construction of a garden pond to an entirely new garden, Kym Valley Gardens can work with you to provide the perfect garden of your dreams.

Master

Plan

Once the sketch design has been agreed, we then prepare the Master Plan this is a fully annotated drawing that has been drawn to scale. The drawing shows the positions of borders, paving and garden features. This drawing also includes existing/new levels and short form specifications. This drawing is used by the contractor to price the garden work and set out the garden ready for construction.

Planting

Design

Planting plans are drawn up once the master plan has been completed and agreed, they are based on the position and size of the borders designed and the style of planting required to suit the soil conditions and aspect.

 

The plants are labelled with the quantities required in the position indicated and entered into a planting schedule which shows the plants name in Latin along with the total number of plants required and their size. This drawing can then used to order the plants and set them out in their correct positions.

3D 

Visualisation

Kym Valley Gardens prides itself on being able to explain complex issues in a simple easy to understand way. To help do this we use 3D Visualisation and various computer-aided design packages. High-quality illustrations are an integral part of our work so we can prepare plans and technical illustrations for projects as required. Although computer programs are used for most of our design work, some plans and illustrations can be hand-drawn bringing an additional depth of quality to our design presentations. 

Postal

Design

Planting plans are drawn up once the master plan has been completed and agreed, they are based on the position and size of the borders designed and the style of planting required to suit the soil conditions and aspect.

 

The plants are labelled with the quantities required in the position indicated and entered into a planting schedule which shows the plants name in Latin along with the total number of plants required and their size. This drawing can then used to order the plants and set them out in their correct positions.

Landscape Design

 

Landscape design is the process by which we shape our environment to create places to live, work, experience, share, play and travel through. Experts in this discipline, Kym Valley Gardens has experience in every aspect of landscape design, from the original conception of ideas, through to planting, implementation and landscape management.

 

With each project we aim to meet the client's particular requirements and needs, we have proven our expertise across East Anglia, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. Using our expertise we create landscapes that enhance any site and the experiences of those using it. Working closely with architects, main contractors and the client we combine award-winning creativity with technical knowledge to devise cost-effective, and sustainable schemes in landscape design.

 

Landscaping

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Garden

Construction

 

Kym Valley Gardens offer a full design and build service we are able to put you in touch with local award-winning landscape contractors that are very capable of carrying out any garden or landscape installation, from driveways to ponds. 

We are also able to provide plant supply and setting out and planting to complete the project. 

 

Water Features

 

 

Kym Valley Gardens are also able to design and build a full range of water features from wildlife and ornamental ponds to fountains and waterfalls, in both traditional or contemporary styles. Water features can be designed as stand-alone installations or as part of a larger scheme.

 

We are able to put you in touch with local award-winning landscape contractors who would be able to carry out the installation of the water feature.

 

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Porcelain Patio

Patios And

Terraces

 

 

Perhaps the most important part of any garden is the terrace or patio this is the primary outdoor living space for the family, these are designed to accommodate seating, dining tables, patio heaters and can either be set off the ground with steps leading down to the garden or sunken into the lawn to provide shelter.

 

In good patio design the harshness of hard landscaping is softened by using planting to draw the patio into the garden. Kym Valley Gardens can put you in touch with local award-winning contractors to build any patio or terrace required.

 

Landscape

Design

Working very closely with architects, and main contractors, we are able to provide a bespoke design service that we can tailor to suit you by taking a garden or landscape design from its concept, through planning and to completion.

Kym Valley Gardens can assist with seeking planning permission and providing expert advice with Tree Preservation Orders, Planting, Rabbit and Deer Protection, Conservation Areas, Listed Gardens.

 

We have helped realise the visions of many of our clients delivering a bespoke, creative and high-quality landscape design service. 

Design 

And Build

No project is too large or too small for the qualified team of award-winning landscapers with over 30 years of experience in designing and building gardens, from the construction of a garden pond to an entirely new garden, Kym Valley Gardens can work with you to provide the perfect garden of your dreams.

Driveways And Front Gardens 

 

 

Additional Landscape design services include the design of quality block paved driveways using concrete or natural stone block jointed with kiln dried sand or a resin-based jointing compound for a hard wearing finish. Kym Valley Gardens are also able to design gardens with a full range of gravel driveways either loose, stabilised or tar and chip. We can put you in touch with skilled and trained operatives are also able to install new drop-down curbs to the highway that are approved to do so by the local planning authorities and highways agency.

 

Landscape teams are also able to construct new retaining walls, paths and steps can all be included in the front garden all using the finest landscape materials along with new turf or seeded lawns, planted borders of hedges trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants, grasses, ferns and trees.

 

 

 

 

Driveways And Front Gardens

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Gravel

Driveways

 

 

Kym Valley Gardens Can put you in touch with various local award-winning landscape contractors with services that include the construction of quality gravel driveways either loose, stabilised or tar and chip. Their skilled and trained operatives are also able to install new drop-down curbs to the highway and are approved to do so by the local planning authorities and highways agency.

 

Block

Driveways 

 

 

Should you wish Kym Valley Gardens can put you in touch with various local award-winning landscape contractors with services that include the construction of quality block paved driveways using concrete or natural stone block jointed with kiln dried sand or a resin-based jointing compound for a hard wearing finish. Their skilled and trained operatives are also able to install new drop-down curbs to the highway and are approved to do so by the local planning authorities and highways agency.

 

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Front

Gardens

 

if you are looking for a contractor once your garden has been designed Kym Valley Gardens can put you in touch with local award-winning landscape contractors whose services not only include the construction of quality block paved or gravel driveways. But the entire front garden including the planting of trees, hedges and new borders.

 

 

 

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Please feel free to contact us at Kym Valley Gardens

Global House, Malting Lane, Ellington, 

Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 0AA

 

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