Villefranche-sur-Mer

This garden was for a prestigious villa, the brief was to have no irrigation and low maintenance. We had to find a solution that would create a unified approach to the 3 individual properties whilst maintaining privacy for the interconnected spaces.

The planting consisted of over 500 species that were laid out in bands of grey and green foliage with specific heights depending on the band, relevant to shade or sun.

The idea was to create as quick a ground cover as possible, planting closer than normal, accepting that some plants will be out grown by others but that maintenance would be reduced due to the fact that the ground cover is established in the first year.

The clean cut simplicity of the pool, and crisp edging of the paving contrasts with the complexity of the planting.