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Flowering Balcony (Poznan, Poland)

The designed balcony became a miniature green oasis, a paradise full of flowers in the middle of the city.

Private Garden (Walerianowo, Poland)

A green, hidden from prying eyes oasis was established. Flower borders and bushes surround the lawn with smooth, fluid lines. A stunning  Himalayan Birch ‚Doorenbos’ is a focal point of the garden.

Low maintenance garden (Walerianowo, Poland)

The owners wished for a garden that was ornamental without being too demanding to construct and maintain. They particularly wanted to have a majority of conifers in their garden. The design proves that by even only using conifers one can produce a really interesting and colourful landscape.

You can find the pictures of the new established garden under the following links (the owners’ blog):http://www.lawenda2.mojabudowa.pl/?id=27699http://www.lawenda2.mojabudowa.pl/?id=27736
http://www.lawenda2.mojabudowa.pl/?id=27785
http://www.lawenda2.mojabudowa.pl/?id=27998

Terraced House Garden (Biedrusko, Poland)

A design of a tiny garden by a terraced house was planned to visually enlarge the available space. The goal was achieved by a stone path leading the eye from the terrace to  the sandpit, where it melts into the greenery. The flowering shrubs are adding interest and colour from early spring to late autumn.

The Country Garden (Wierzyce, Poland)

The natural looking paths, multitude of flowers and carefully chosen colours are giving charm and character to this particular garden. The choice of ground covering plants is going to make the garden’s maintenance less demanding in due time.

Greenery for the modern apartment houses (Wroclaw, Poland)

The design consisted of greenery in the common area – terrace on the roof, and the slope in front of the block.

The Terrace

The thin layer of the soil makes it impossible to use any large, deep rooting plants. Instead small shrubs, grasses, perennials and bulbs were used. The species and varieties were chosen in such a way to keep the garden attractive the whole year round. Many of the plants are evergreen, most of them stay ornamental throughout  the whole season. Dominating colours are shades of purple and pink with some sunny yellows, rich browns and greens. Also, plants of different shapes, leaves and textures were used. The chosen species are growing, creating carpets which cover the ground and stop weeds from growing.

The design was planned as a mosaic consisting of rectangular, one species borders. The majority of the conspicuous plants are spheric – giant onions, varieties of arborvitae, viburnum and Bosnian pines.  The presence of grasses  gives the garden delicacy. The shapes of the borders and spheric forms of the plants give the garden a modern, geometrical character.
The planting is simple and elegant, as well as interesting and attractive throughout the year.

The two big containers are designed in similar style, being an attractive background for the main planting scheme. They complete the composition and produce the intimate feeling for the users of the garden.

The Slope Garden

For the slope on front of the building and the spaces adjacent to the parking spaces the tough, drought-tolerant plants were chosen. They are also mostly fast-growing in order to achieve the dense greenery as soon as possible.  Species and varieties were proposed in harmony with the ones present in the older parts of the allotment (Acer platanoides ‘Globosum’, Berberis thunbergii ‘Green Carpet’, Chaenomeles sp., Cotinus coggygria, Euonymus fortunei, Spiraea sp.).

The planting scheme combines plants of different heights, ornamental mostly from their colourful leaves or needles. The strong accent is given by maples of spheric shape (Acer platanoides ‘Globosum’), ornamental fruit of mountain ash (Sorbus aucuparia ‘Edulis’) and the big shrubs with colourful leaves: Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ and Berberis thunbergii ‘Golden Ring’. The space between them is filled by law, creeping shrubs with yellow or light green leaves or needles: Juniperus communis ‘Depressa Aurea’, Euonymus fortunei ‘Sunspot’ and Berberis thunbergii ‘Green Carpet’. Addidtional colour is introduced by Spring flowers of Chaenomeles x superba ‘Nicoline’ Summer flowers of Spiraea japonica Gensei’. The vertical element are screened by the evergreen vines: Hedera helix and Lonicera japonica ‘Hall’s Prolific’.

The greenery is ever-changing together with the oncoming seasons. In the Spring the flowers of Sorbus aucuparia ‘Edulis’,Chaenomeles x superba ‘Nicoline’ and Berberis thunbergii will be ornamental. In the Summer, the  meadowsweet flowers will follow. In the Autumn, the garden will be full of colours of red maple leaves, purple Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ and Berberis thunbergii, together with ash, barberry and smoke tree fruit. In the winter the scheme is still attractive thanks to junipers and evergreen creepers.

Zoo Garden (Wroclaw, Poland)

The garden is designed on a plan of a medieval monastery garden. The central gazebo is surrounded by the four borders filled with roses framed by low trimmed box hedge. Climbing roses are screening the gazebo walls.  Low conifers placed in the centre of each border add character to the garden.

The School Garden – „Step into Wonderland” (Writtle, Essex, UK)

The wildlife area around the pond and the garden of senses  were both designed to help the education of  children between 4 and 7 years old. In addition to that, the area in front of the school was supposed to provide the space for the parents picking their children from school.

The design derives its dreamy atmosphere from „Alice in Wonderland”. The schoolchildren  are playing among weird objects and oversized plants. The children are given the opportunity of observing the wildlife and experiencing various sensual impulses, which adds to their learning experience.

The following design boards were prepared:

- Context Plan

- Design Proposal

- Concept Summary Board

- Planting Summary Board

- Elevations

- Planting Plants

The Wildlife Garden  (Chelmsford, Essex, UK)

The garden was situated among the wild meadows, partially in the protected area. That is why only natural-looking elements were used. The border between the garden and the landscape is barely recongizable, therefore the garden seems much larger than it really is.  The small woodland and natural meadow were planted. Old varieties of fruit trees were proposed in the orchard. All the elements of small architecture were made of natural elements – mostly wood and sandstone. Only on the drive way were modern, water permeating tiles used.

Greenery by the office building (Rabowice, Poland)

The design consisted of two parts: low greenery under the offices’ windows and the shrubs and trees adjacent to the parking area. They both differ greatly with their size and character. In the first area mostly ground covering, colourful plants were used. For the other, bigger area trees and shrubs with decorative, often colour – changing leaves were chosen. They have in common the colour palette, consisting mostly of bright yellows and hot reds  warming up the cold, sterile cube of the building.

Work for the competition „Zieleń w mieście” 2009 (Stary Browar, Poznan, Poland)

The competition task was to design the space in front of the modern, luxurious hotel  BlowUp Hall in Stary Browar in Poznan. The design title and main thought was „The Tastes of Life”. Taking into account the very limited spaces as well as the avant-garde character of the hotel , the  fountains in the surreal forms of the cutlery and the wine glass were used.  The combination of the lights and water is very impressive, especially during the night. The planned greenery is minimalistic – the groups of tall grasses and calamus lit from below were designed.

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Jadorna Green Area Design Marta Ratajszczak
61-251 Poznań, os. Orła Białego 55/7
Telephone (UK) :+447519101158
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