Classic garden landscape with granite paving

A classic garden landscape by Good Manors, simply stunning

Good Manors have created a classic garden landscape with a modern twist. Working with Tortoise granite paving for the courtyard, traditional hedging and lawn areas and a contemporary grid pattern around the feature tree, this space is full of inspiring garden ideas.

your outdoor garden design starts here

So you’re looking for garden ideas or maybe you’re undertaking a whole new home and garden design project; the best place to start is by looking through images to get a feel of what you do and don’t like.

While you’re looking think about how you’d like to use your garden space and what sort of overall feel you’re looking to create. Are you after a calming, relaxing garden or will you be using your outdoor space for regular entertaining and parties? Do you have a family to accommodate, or would you like to put in a pool? Thinking about these larger ideas at the beginning of your planning helps to ensure you create a garden design that complements your lifestyle and gets maximum use.

Once you’ve worked out the overall aesthetics, it’s important to consider a few of the practicalities. A beautiful and functional outdoor space will be used all year round. Think organic, tumbled travertine and limestone for beautiful light and airy courtyards, a granite or bluestone paver works beautifully around an entertaining area while concrete pavers mean you have a huge colour spectrum to choose between. Low retaining walls work wonders for breaking up a space and giving a garden depth while higher stone walls provide privacy. Complete the look with planting that complements both your design aesthetic and your lifestyle along with some beautiful outdoor patio furniture and your outdoor space is complete.

The best way to really articulate what you’re looking for is to gather a whole bunch of garden ideas and images before you talk to your landscape architect. Show them what appeals to you (and what doesn’t). They’ll then use these garden ideas as a way to navigate through design concepts. The same is true for outdoor paving ideas. When you come into one of our design showrooms to select your outdoor paving tiles, show us the proposed designs for your space so that we can help you pick out the outdoor paving that is best suited to your design.

Whether it’s natural stone and granite or sandstone paving, a natural stone tile is always the best selection if you’re wanting to create a design that will complement the home, be sympathetic to wear and age beautifully. If you’ve had a good look through and you’re still not sure which outdoor paving ideas are best for your place, come and talk to us. We’re the stone specialists.


Landscape Designer

Good Manors


Good Manors