Cornwall LivingIssue #87
Proving that great things come in small packages, we discover how Mid Cornwall Landscaping recently helped one family realise their dream garden.
A few issues ago, we caught up with Chris Plant and the team at Mid Cornwall Landscaping, who offered us their top tips for capitalising on our outdoor spaces. With temperatures most definitely on the up, we thought we’d take a look at one of their most recent projects in Newquay – a fine example of how even the smallest space can be perfected for quality time spent with the family.
“we should consider the garden an outside room, a place to unwind and make the most of the outdoor lifestyle that many of us love about being in Cornwall”
Chris is a firm believer in ‘bringing the inside out’. “With increasingly busy lifestyles, we should consider the garden an outside room, a place to unwind and make the most of the outdoor lifestyle that many of us love about being in Cornwall.” The idea of the garden being another room has well and truly fed into the project at this semi detached home in Newquay; a firepit gives the option of cooking al fresco, and the clever installation of a pizza oven, complete with its own log store, keeps things cosy after the sun goes down. A splash of colour in the patio furniture really offsets the look and, as we found out last time we caught up with Chris, a colourful piece of furniture set against the darker hues of wood or stone can really make a statement.
To make the space stand out from other back gardens, Mid Cornwall Landscaping have used a winning combination of coastal Cornish plants and materials. Wild meets man-made, and the effect is dazzling. Chris tells us: “Making landscaping choices in harmony with nature can be incredibly rewarding, and certainly does not mean compromise!”
Mid Cornwall Landscaping are there to help you with all your garden and landscaping needs, offering advice, design and even a full planting and construction service. If you’ve been scratching your head over how you can capitalise on your outside space – no matter how limited you are on room – why not give Chris and the team a call?
MID CORNWALL LANDSCAPING
"we should consider the garden an outside room, a place to unwind and make the most of the outdoor lifestyle that many of us love about being in Cornwall"