‘Your own space, exactly how you want it.’

John Clarke Landscaping and Gardens provides bespoke garden design, build, and maintenance. This covers all styes of patios, decking, soft-landscaping (planting), general garden advice, and a whole lot more!

With a passion for design, a background in engineering, and a professional, friendly approach, you won’t be disappointed with the results.  Please take a look below for examples of my work. You can also view my Facebook page by clicking here. This shows customer feedback so far.

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> Based on the ‘Golden Ratio’ this design reshapes the grass area, incorporates a wooden retaining wall to remove the slope, adds in porcelain paths, and includes a planting scheme of Acers, Bamboo, Phormium, with a central Magnolia tree.

> Part 1 of a 2 part project, this design includes a ‘floating’ 3m x 3m European oak frame set with porcelain tiles, a double-step inlayed with reclaimed Victorian bricks, and a blue brick path to shed.

> This project includes a cladding fence whilst exposing wall pillars painted with Farrow & Ball. Beach style stones were also laid to fill gaps around porcelain pavers. This space is ready to be enjoyed with a glass of wine, or gin and tonic, in the sun.  

> Phase 1 of a multi-phase project, this Raj-green Indian sandstone patio, inset within a sleeper frame, makes use out of a sloping garden space which had become hard to maintain. Another happy customer!

> This sandstone path / patio helps ‘open up’ the front of the house and creates a welcoming look. The bricks and decorative gravel frame the pavers nicely.

> Phase 1 of this project includes a patio extension to create a useable space coming from the kitchen, a retaining wall to create a ‘top-tier’ from the sloping garden, a tonne of clay soil out and new top soil in, and a simple fence to separate the area.

> This bedding area was repacked with draining material before 5 tonnes of top soil was brought in. A variety of Agapanthus, Phormium, Stipa Tenuissima, Sea Pinks, Astantias, and Lavenders was then arranged in 3’s and 5’s, giving room to fill the space as they grow.  

> This Celtic Love Knot circular patio was chosen to fit within a small square garden space. The 2.6m diameter design looks great and really helps ‘soften’ the space.

> Part 2 of a 2 part project, this design includes a composite decking area built to accommodate height restrictions and drain access, plus an oak sleeper seat.

> This design consists of a 30m2 patio, built to match an existing internal tile pattern, allowing a flow from inside the house through to the garden.

> This L-shaped build uses hardwood oak sleepers to simplify and replace an existing bedding plant area. Rows of blue bricks were reset, and extra drainage included.

> Sometimes, all a garden needs is a cut back and tidy. It’s amazing what a difference it can make. These are examples of hedge cutting / maintenance projects / general tidying.

> This project was to lift and relay reclaimed Victorian blue bricks forming a gentle sloping path to a new seating area.

> This project was part redesign and part repair. A new patio was built and decking and balustrades repaired to improve the aesthetics and usable space.

> This design was to create a usable area within this courtyard using staggered Indian Stone pavers and a simple raised bed using wooden sleepers.

> This design was to create a 5m x 5m low maintenance space by clearing the garden, exposing the brick pillars, building a wooden retaining wall, and adding in decorative gravel.

> This project was to clear an existing patio, extend the area, and lay with new pavers creating two separate spaces joined by a path.

> This project was to clear and extend an existing path using reclaimed York Stone, making it suitable for vehicle parking.

> This project was to bring in ten tonnes of soil and sand, level the area, improve the patio, and prepare the ground for reseeding.

> This project was to clear rough ground, bring in ten tonnes of top soil to improve the quality and level of the garden, and build a simple 3m x 3m patio area.

> This design was to create a maintenance free garden by clearing the area, building 3 sides of edging stones, levelling and adding in decorative gravel.

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