Katrina’s back with the next phase of the current Garden Story — we kicked off this series with The Breif – which you can see here.
When creating a plan for a garden, whether you are a professional or a planning your own garden, a Mood board is always a good place to start. Gathering inspiration, materials, and ideas in one place allows you to see a visual connection that will further generate ideas about what the design might be. Check out Earth Design
‘s mood boards for this garden. (I have set it up so that if you click on the gallery images below you should be able to see it large enough to read the writing).
I personally find that creating the mood board goes hand in hand with laying out plan ideas. When I work a garden plan, I generally start with a scaled drawing of the garden and then overlay lots of sketch paper. Using the plan beneath, I like to try out many ideas, often forcing myself to think of layouts that are totally incongruent and different (just for the sake of the forced creativity) from what just comes naturally. It is through this challenge that I often find the best ideas. Katrina’s final plan is below ~
~Join us next week as we see explore how and why Katrina laid out the garden in this way and see it come to life with axonometric drawings and renderings!