Mark Lane Garden Designer Mark Lane Designs' recent work
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An exciting Project, to design a section of a large garden, adjoining an 18th century house with contemporary double height glass extension. The garden, surrounded by sandstone walling and buttresses, is to reflect the beautiful countryside and sit comfortably alongside a contemporary living space
A re-design of an existing garden, with new mature planting for an instant effect, for a busy family. The low-maintenance planting has been kept to soft whites, reds and blues for continuous colour throughout the year
To create a new outdoor space in an incredibly awkward area between buildings where a large A/C unit is housed. Seating for staff and patients, abundant planting and screening will be 'squeezed' into a long rectangular space, working with an existing newly laid pathway and edging
A challenge of a Brief to create a cottage-style garden, with inspiration from Dungeness. A fully accessible garden with a hidden seating area, low-maintenance planting and an unexpected design behind the Clients' house
A 1 acre cottage-style garden for a busy family set in 5 acres, with a number of separate areas united through planting and a design that is in-keeping with the surroundings
A Malaysian inspired tropical garden incorporating a large water feature with floating stepping stones, feature walls, pergola and intricate, decorative features throughout the garden
A low-maintenance modern front garden with raised beds in a warm hardwood of various heights, 'floating' beds and concealed LED lighting
A secluded contemporary garden with a large water feature, outdoor kitchen, gazebo, sandstone paving and Corten steel retaining walls with hidden lighting for additional depth, contrasts and accents
Wheelchair-friendly, present-day design with abundant naturalistic planting
Modern take on a cottage garden, incorporating accessibility features, such as an integrated slope, non-slip surfaces and raised beds
Contemporary relaxation and meditation garden, with pergola, secluded sunken deck, abundant borders and twisted granite water feature for a Grade II listed Barn
A 1 acre garden split into multiple gardens, with a main Arts and Crafts garden, a tropical garden, a herb garden and an accessible holiday let garden that wraps around a converted stable block
A large (2,600 sq m), wildlife, naturalistic community garden on a triangular traffic 'island' green
Large contemporary naturalistic-wild garden with wheelchair accessible pathways
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A traditional family garden with a modern twist, 30m x 12m, with a garden office, pergola, fire pit and entertaining space
A low-maintenance, modern garden accessible for the whole family, with a mini woodland, water feature and secluded seating area
Large cottage garden with small lake, for a Kent Granary, undertaken in 3 stages
A sensory garden for a large disability charity. The creation of a new garden; to unite a new hydrotherapy pool to the large parkland beyond
A contemporary family garden, where space, straight lines, triangles and contemporary artwork are the key elements - all seen and reached by a basement kitchen/family
An accessible family garden with a woodland / woodland edge theme. A well-being garden for a child with cerebral palsy, as well as 2 more able-bodied children and busy parents
A re-design of the existing gardens that wrap round the entire site, making sure access needs are accounted for, especially for bed-bound patients
Acre garden in a naturalistic style, divided in to multiple separate 'rooms', including swimming pool borders for a Kent Orchard
Mark Lane Designs offers a wealth of ideas and expertise. Landscaping, gardens, parks, urban green-areas or plant maintenance: we cover a full range of design solutions and services. Examine our expertly creative way of working: you will be delighted.
Mark Lane also offers full garden design solutions for the disabled, covering a range of accessibility issues such as recommended path widths, turning circles for wheelchair users, shapes and colours, as well as planting techniques for both mentally and physically disabled people, the elderly and the young. Sensory design solutions offer a wealth of benefits for disabled people, the blind, deaf people and those hard of hearing.
The 'Show Garden' and the 'Canterbury, Kent, UK' design are for disabled people in wheelchairs. The 'Show Garden' with its use of non-slip surfaces, wide paths on a single level, sensory planting in a naturalistic style, stylised representations of the spine using pitted concrete, and both still and running water bring the entire design to a whole, which is created to the highest standard to meet the requirements of Flower Shows held in the UK.
The 'Canterbury' garden design by Mark Lane is for a private client in a wheelchair. Existing and newly created borders are united by wide, non-slip pathways which wind themselves around and among the planting. Water is an important design aspect for this client and the garden, so Mark Lane Designs has incorporated 2 water blades which run down the front of a rendered wall, a granite obelisk water feature and a large bespoke-made granite stepped water feature at the centre of the garden.
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