Guildford garden designed by Cherry Mills


Our clients had recently purchased this Listed house, but the layout of the garden did not provide them with enough play space for their growing family or reflect their preference for contemporary design. Too many shrub borders took up lawn space and concrete driveway pavers had been used for paths throughout the garden. An existing pond needed refurbishment.

Our new garden design opens views across the garden, enlarges the lawn and creates new paths and neater planting areas. A large slate waterfall is now the focal point at the end of the garden. The pond has been restored with a hardwood deck constructed around it. There is a new dining terrace with feature sculpture on a wall, a play area with swings and a formal Box parterre around existing large Box balls. Existing walls and entrances were altered to create an entrance courtyard. A lighting scheme brings the property and its new features to life at night.



“We wanted to update the garden which had become tired and didn't suit our personal taste. Cherry responded to our brief and came up with some great ideas. Her design was very creative and she entirely understood our preference for a contemporary look for the garden, whilst respecting the age and style of our listed house. Her assistance during the construction phase of the project was invaluable; she dealt with all the contractors, the local council and the suppliers and helped us make decisions about the many bespoke features which were incorporated into the scheme. We are delighted with the finished garden which looks fantastic and provides areas of interest for all the family. Cherry provided a professional and efficient service and we would recommend her highly.”

Mr and Mrs J.A., Guildford, Surrey 2012