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Darren Hawkes Landscapes | Darren designs large and small scale gardens throughout the South West and London, regardless of size, attention to craftsmanship and detail always remain his main priority.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015

Gold Medal Award Winning Brewin Dolphin Garden

We are thrilled to have created the Brewin Dolphin Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show 2015. The garden is filled with mature English Elms and familiar hedgerow plants evoking a shared memory of the British Countryside and a cultural heritage. This, coupled with the use of traditional materials, reflects Brewin Dolphin’s unique place within the financial market as a long established and highly respected business working with clients over generations.

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Victorian renovation project

This garden is a split level terrace that looks out onto the River Fowey. To reflect it’s Victorian origins the garden draws inspiration from the period using a symmetrical layout with planting spilling down either side of the garden and a very feminine palette of soft pinks and creams.

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Renovation of Sloping, Coastal Garden

This former kitchen garden had been neglected for decades before we began creating a scheme that would work with the challenges of the location and hold some link to its past without becoming a history piece. After four seasons the garden is beginning to fit its surroundings and Darren looks forward to opening the gate to the public on special occasions throughout the year.

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Steeply sloping estuary garden

An incredibly complex site with a height difference of over 13 metres from the front gate to the back garden and boundaries that couldn’t be plotted as they were so overgrown. Originally asked to position and detail a terrace, the project turned into a complete reworking of the entire garden.

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show, 2013

The SeeAbility/Coutts garden

The RHS awarded the garden a silver-gilt medal which delighted both the sponsors, Coutts and SeeAbility, the charity the garden was designed for. SeeAbility work with people with sight loss and complex needs providing brilliant support both through outreach and residential services. We wanted to better understand the difficulties of partially sighted people engaging with the outdoor world and to create a space that enabled a richer experience of colour, texture, light and dark.

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Spa style garden

Tredethick Farm Cottages is aimed at pre-school families offering a swimming pool, animal feeding, wildlife trails and pony rides; but it was missing a space for parents to unwind, relax and enjoy being outdoors. Briefed to create a garden for parents to use whilst on holiday with their young families, the garden offers three different resting places with views out across the countryside whilst remaining enclosed enough to feel private, safe and relaxed.

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