West Sussex Landscaping Projects

ESSE Landscapes have completed a wide range of projects throughout West Sussex. Below we feature a very small selection of these.

A contemporary garden in Copthorne 2019

Construction: ESSE Landscapes, Design: Karen McClure

This modern Sussex garden featured a wood-effect porcelain paving planks, porcelain clad planters, a large Renson pergola and Fire Magic kitchen.


A 2018 BALI award winning garden in Copthorne

Construction: ESSE Landscapes, Design: The Lovely Garden

We were awarded two BALI (British Association of Landscape Industries) National Awards in 2018, including for this contemporary garden in Copthorne, West Sussex.



An award winning garden in Cuckfield

Construction: ESSE Landscapes, Design: The Lovely Garden

In 2016 we received a Principal National Award from BALI, for our work at Holly House in Cuckfield, West Sussex. Our entry was submitted in conjuction with designer, The Lovely Garden, in the Registered Contractors and Registered Designers Joint Submission category. The judges stated that “the quality of the build throughout is excellent” and that “this project epitomises real commitment from the designer, outstanding workmanship by the contractor and the results that can be achieved when the two combine”.

BALI Award Winner
BALI Award Winning Garden
BALI Award Winning Garden
BALI Award Winning Garden
BALI Award Winning Garden

A large courtyard water feature near Horsham, West Sussex

Construction & engineering: ESSE Landscapes, Design: Blooming Planters/ESSE Landscapes

We were invited to design and construct a water feature within the courtyard of a large manor house near Horsham, West Sussex.

West Sussex water feature

The feature at night in ‘standard’ mode

The house and its associated outbuildings surround a central courtyard that provides a natural focal point. Arriving visitors drive through the courtyard and several rooms in the house have a view of this area. For many years the central feature had been little more than two pools of green water and our clients wished for something impressive that would create an immediate ‘wow factor’ for arriving visitors.

A large ‘Dark Planet’ sculpture by David Harber, consisting of polished black pebbles mounted on a stainless steel sphere, is mounted on a light granite pedestal. This sits centrally, above two stacked infinity pools constructed of large polished black granite blocks. A combination of foaming fountains, directional water jets and the continuous overflow of the pools provides sound and movement. Integral LED lighting, both under the water surface and within the globe, illuminate the feature at night. An electronic control panel (mounted remotely) controls the jets, which can be in standard or ‘party’ mode.

West Sussex water feature

The feature at night in ‘party mode’

A garden makeover in West Sussex

Construction: ESSE Landscapes, Design: Esse Landscapes/Blooming Planters

ESSE Landscapes constructed new front and rear gardens for this detached property near Horsham. The paving is Marshall’s sawn sandstone (Caramel Cream) and the driveway uses Marshall’s Tegula block paving.


The main terrace with the pergola terrace in the background


A custom made circle detail within the paving


The block paved driveway

A contemporary garden near East Grinstead

Construction: ESSE Landscapes, Design: Blooming Planters

ESSE Landscapes have created this contemporary garden, with a mix of paving and hardwood decking.

The clients frequently entertained, so the brief was to provide ample seating areas and a large central barbecue with countertop and storage below. The planters were also clad in the sawn sandstone paving material, to provide clean lines to the finished look. Subtle lighting was incorporated throughout the design.

Contemporary deck in West Sussex

The hardwood deck area and water feature

View of barbecue

The barbecue in full swing for a party

View of terrace

A general view of the paved terrace with planters

View of terrace

A general view of the paved terrace and barbecue area

View of terrace

A view from the lawn

A garden near Handcross

Construction & engineering: ESSE Landscapes, Design: Sally Carmichael/ESSE Landscapes

This extensive property has stunning views to the south. Our brief was to provide a large terrace for entertaining, several separate areas of interest around the garden and to enhance the extensive views.


The main dining area

The main terrace

The terrace with water features


The covered walkway


Part of the circular lawn


The central water feature and views to the south


A small pond with double aspect water feature