Case Studies

Selected case studies of our Landscape and Planting Design commissions in Cardiff, Newport, Swansea and South Wales

“Harmony in Nature, Elegance in Design – Your Garden, Your Sanctuary”

At Folium Gardens our Landscape and Planting Design for Cardiff and surrounding areas are all about spaces where people and nature can flourish. With this in mind our process involves a thoughtful balance between human enjoyment and ecological sustainability. Accordingly our practice is to embrace biodiversity by incorporating native plants that support local wildlife and enhance ecosystem resilience. To that end creating wildlife habitats within the garden is an important and integral part of our design process , with the aim of fostering a harmonious relationship between humans and wildlife.

Sustainable practices, like avoiding chemical use and implementing water-efficient irrigation, are essential for reducing environmental impact. Another key point is applying permaculture principles, things like companion planting and integrated pest management, further promotes self-sustaining ecosystems. Coupled with a naturalistic landscaping approach enhances the garden’s beauty while fostering a sense of tranquility and connection with nature.

  • Naturalistic Garden

    Naturalistic Garden

    Naturalistic Garden Design was our working project title. Our client asked for a contemporary, nature-inspired design shapes a relaxed andnatural space – whilst integrating the…

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  • Disabled Friendly Garden Design

    Disabled Friendly Garden Design

    Disabled Friendly Garden Design; Our brief involved designing a year-round accessible garden for a disabled individual with limited mobility, ensuring that it could be enjoyed…

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  • New Build Court Yard Garden

    New Build Court Yard Garden

    We were commissioned to create this court yard garden design – sited in an exclusive new build development in the Pontcanna area of Cardiff. We…

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  • Kitchen Garden

    Kitchen Garden

    The brief was to create a formal kitchen garden design in the ‘formal kitchen garden’ style. It was to have a strong decorative element, but…

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  • Refresh to an Existing Garden

    Refresh to an Existing Garden

    This commission was to do a planting refresh to an existing garden. We produced a planting design in order to refresh the planting in this…

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  • Contemporary Cottage Garden

    Contemporary Cottage Garden

    Contemporary Cottage Garden Design; Our brief involved designing cottage garden theme with a contemporary twist for this urban garden in the Lisvane area of Cardiff.…

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Garden Design

    Wheelchair Accessible Garden Design

    Our brief involved designing a year-round wheelchair accessible garden design for a disabled individual with limited mobility, ensuring that it could be enjoyed and maintained…

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  • Sanctuary Woodland Edge Garden

    Sanctuary Woodland Edge Garden

    Sanctuary Woodland Edge Garden; Our brief involved designing an easily manageable, and low maintenance garden, ensuring that it could be enjoyed and maintained with minimal…

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  • Vegetable Garden

    Vegetable Garden

    The client approached us to create a vegetable garden design – they had acquired a plot of land adjacent to their property in the beautiful…

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  • Cottage Garden Style Bed

    Cottage Garden Style Bed

    Sometimes our clients just need us to design a planting scheme for them. On this occasion it was a cottage garden style design bed. Which…

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“Where Nature Meets Imagination: Transforming Gardens into Living Works of Art.”

Landscape and Planting Design Cardiff

In our garden design business, we focus on creating beautiful outdoor spaces that promote environmental sustainability while fostering a deep connection with nature. We work closely with clients to understand their preferences, needs, and desires for their outdoor spaces. Whether it’s a small urban garden or a large estate Of course our dedicated team approaches every project with meticulous attention to detail.

We use a diverse range of plants, materials, and design techniques. At the same time tailoring each garden to its specific site and context. Our overarching goal is to enhance the outdoor living experience. With the intention of minimizing environmental impact and supporting local biodiversity.

Ultimately, we believe that gardens should be more than just aesthetically pleasing—they should serve as havens where people can connect with nature, find solace, and experience rejuvenation.