A tired Victoria townhouse

The dream

Emma and Thomas were struggling to realise their dream in the small Victorian courtyard garden they were faced with. They wanted areas for entertaining and generally enjoying the garden when their busy lives allowed.

The front garden was very tired, Emma and Thomas where very keen to retain a traditional feeling to the front garden but with a contemporary twist


Our Insight

The garden was very narrow and the previous occupant of the house had breached the damp proof course across the entire rear elevation of the property, we needed to resolve this issue before going forward.


We realised that the garden needed to feel wider but also provide planting and areas of seating, the high boundary walls were also enhancing the feeling of enclosure.


The front garden was not achieving what the clients needed from the area, the existing hedge had become an issue with regards to blocking light and making the retaining wall unstable to the adjacent road.

Making the dream a reality

The first issue was reducing the existing levels across the site, we removed 60 tonnes of soil to enable the new porcelain paving to be installed at the correct levels. A new sleeper retaining wall was installed to provide raised planting beds and soften the wall that had previously been so intimidating within the garden.

An artificial lawn was installed to provide a multi weather surface for entertaining and a further seating area was installed in the corner that has a cosier feel.

The front garden was opened with the removal of the hedging, a new retaining wall was constructed using the existing bricks. Formal planting was installed to soften the hard landscaping but keeping a feeling of sense of place to honour the building. A wider driveway was installed with complementary paving to enhance the scheme and the house.

Broadgreen Landscaping

Fantastic service.

From the initial planning of my complete garden makeover to the finished product. Great knowledge and advice from Tony and his team. I would not hesitate recommending Heaven on Earth.


Really lovely guys, punctual and very polite.

Excellent and professional job done by Tony and his team. Really lovely guys, punctual and very polite. Hard working despite the very hot weather, transformed my garden in just a little bit over a week. Would highly recommend Tony and Heaven on Earth Landscapes team!


Pleasure in recommending him without hesitation.

From my first contact to the completion of the work in my garden, I found Mr Dore polite, prompt and utterly professional. He listened carefully to my requests, offered advice and provided me with a plan and quotation which exactly matched my needs. He and his assistant worked efficiently and quietly and I was delighted with the finished result. I would have no hesitation in asking Mr Dore to carry out further work for me and have pleasure in recommending him without hesitation.

Mrs H

A beautiful outdoor space.

Heaven On Earth Landscaping totally transformed what was once a fully flagged garden into what is now a beautiful outdoor space, it’s brought the house and Garden together to make a home. The Designer has a passionate and natural talent, he visualised and transformed the harsh space into soft landscaping with pebbles and water features.

Jo Krasner

Tony and the guys were fantastic.

They have made my little garden into a beautiful work of art. I cannot recommend Heaven on Earth more. Thank you so much.


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