Alexandra Froggatt is a Cheshire based Landscape designer who originally came from a background of wildlife conservation and art with a Biology degree. Alex is passionate about all aspects of garden design, and has a client base across the UK. She is a regular at RHS flower shows, having designed and built three in the last 18months, includes a Gold medal at the London Plant and design show 2012 and two silver gilts.
Her mission is to raise the bar of design, creating truly beautiful and original outdoor spaces, achieving this through flower shows and festivals to experiment and push the boundaries of conceptual design. She aims to promote the message of urban greening and care of our environment all whilst providing elegant and sophisticated yet environmentally sound solutions to the problems and issues that arise in garden design.
Alexandra has had multiple collaborations with Treebox at several London based projects and after assisting with their trade stand at the Chelsea flower show 2012, Alex has become a respected member of the team. She has currently been invited to work with Treebox on two of their landscape design projects, both based in Russia. The first is a contemporary newly constructed family home in Moscow. The second is designing the grounds around a stunning wooden lodge, nestled among woodland that looks over a lake in Siberia.
In 2010 Alex was drafted in to redesign a sizable back garden for the owners of a local, Cheshire based equestrian centre. The clients desired a contemporary yet rustic look that would sit well within their rural surroundings and which had high impact but only required a modest amount of maintenance. A formal layout with plenty of evergreen structure houses deep borders in hues of pale clear pink, white, plum purple and sulphur yellow, which play host to an extensive range of herbaceous perennials and grasses, all designed to provide year round interest through unusual late season species and decorative seed heads. Gravel paths lined with Buxus balls lead the visitor around the garden to an oversized antique bench to allow enjoyment of the garden. The seating is enveloped by specimen high panel pleached hornbeam, hedging and raised borders that overspill with trailing evergreens. As they have a love of natural materials, railway sleepers were used extensively to create raised borders which not only add vertical interest to the flat plot but also bring order to the awkwardly shaped plot. A new, additional driveway was created to the side of the garden to allow for parking the familys’ horseboxes and is screened by contemporary horizontal slatted fencing. A small orchard lines the driveway and is seeded with wildflowers to draw honey bees and other beneficial wildlife. Lighting has been used throughout the garden, including beautiful teak bollards along the patio and recessed uplighters for the high panel hedging and mature oak trees.
Stage 2 of the project whereby sculpture and statuary will be included will begin in 2013.
If you are after a professional and talented young designer who knows their stuff………….then we would not recommend anyone more highly.
Photos from the Cheshire based equestrian centre: