Bovis Homes: Bovis Homes Family Garden by Dan Ryan


Garden Award: Silver-Gilt

Designer: Dan Ryan

Sponsors: Bovis Homes

Contractor: Design It Landscapes

The Bovis Homes Family Garden has been based on a property within a housing development in the Cotswolds. The garden has a modern feel with spaces for both children and adults to enjoy.

Pleached Hornbeams provide privacy from other properties on the estate to enable them to relax in their surroundings. Cotswold stone walling and built in seating with storage replicate the theme from the local area whilst the sawn sandstone paving adds a more contemporary look. A kinetic sculpture made from corten steel moves in the background and is reflected by the movement of the varying grasses throughout the design. A corten steel water feature and lawn area provide space for young children to play. The planting will have a white theme with additional interest created from varying colours and textures of foliage.

About the Designer

Dan Ryan has worked in the horticultural, design and landscaping industry since studying and qualifying from Pershore College in 2008.

He has been part of the creative teams that have achieved a Silver Medal at the Chelsea Flower Show and has also been involved in a garden at BBC Gardner’s World Live in 2017.

Dan created Design It Landscapes, also joining the Association of Professional Landscapers, to follow his passion for creating beautiful and imaginative gardens of all styles including those that support modern living. Dan enjoys working closely with individual clients to create a garden space that they can experience and use as an extension to their homes and lifestyles.

Dan has supported other garden designers at RHS Malvern Spring Show in previous years and has relished the opportunity for the first time in 2018 to design and create a garden of his own design alongside Bovis Homes.