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Projects

Some examples of work undertaken by Francois Leaf.

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Winning Designs

Pet Friendly Garden for Battersea

The Landscape Show in collaboration with Battersea Dogs and Cats Home held a ‘Pet Friendly Garden Competition’ at the 2019 event.


The introduction of the ‘Pet Friendly Garden Competition’ is to encourage the creation of a friendly, attractive and safe outdoor space for animals and to promote the importance of accommodating the needs of pets.

Francois Leaf was thrilled to win the professional designer section.

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Completed Designs

Residential Garden - Surrey

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From this...

An overgrown, poorly landscaped space. North facing so very little light received in the winter months.

To this...

An easy care garden with granite patio pavers laid towards the house and an Iroko deck installed at the rear.  A new lawn laid with perennial and shrub borders to the edges.  Wooden panels fixed to the walls to the rear and remaining fence panels painted to bring the whole design together with the house. Subtle lighting installed to allow the space to be used during the evenings.

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Conceptual Designs

Commercial Garden

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Long Garden Water Feature

Located in a city centre, the bespoke water feature provides the sound of water falling creating a relaxed, ambient environment.

City Roof Terrace

A south facing roof terrace transformed into a tranquil space.  Using a light weight subframe and composite decking for the floor and lightweight, aluminium powder coated planters.  An installation of a water rill was included to keep things cool in this sunny space.

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Conceptual Designs

Commercial Garden

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Construction Detail Example

Using VectorWorks software, construction detail can be created for use by landscape contractors.

Planting Plan Example

Using Vectorworks software, planting plans can be created for landscape contractors.  Full planting plan schedules can be generated along with costing detail.

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Conceptual Designs

Residential Gardens

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Family Garden

Set deep in the countryside, a 2 acre plot was re-designed for a large family.  Brief was to allow space for entertainment, space for the children to play and lots of colour in the borders.

Suburban Garden

The brief was for a professional couple who wanted a garden to relax and entertain from the day into the evening. Cool and minimalist with a passion for bee loving flowers.  Set on a slope, the design introduced retaining walls to bring structure to the space.

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