Large Scale Projects
Examples of Large Scale Projects
Normally with coastal gardens you think of a sunny aspect with light sandy soil to plant in. This garden was north facing, with heavy soil and views which needed to be kept clear for our clients and their neighbours, so no shelter belt could be planted. A large lawn with sweeping curves and deep borders of tough but attractive shrubs, perennials and grasses were planted and have proven to be a huge success.
Bespoke chalet style summerhouse looks out over the water
A simple serpentine lawn with medium height shrub planting to preserve views
Woodstone sleepers, gravel and boulders blur the boundaries of the garden and the beach beyond
A hardwood deck with feature pot and steamer chair provide an attractive place to sit near the house
Natural planting at the edge of the garden complements the sea view
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The original garden was mainly laid to lawn with a large pond and lots of pine trees. Our brief was to create a garden that the whole family could enjoy, with areas for entertaining, a safe play area for the grandchildren, and a water feature to break up the large patio. Overall the scheme was to look good at all times and to be as low maintenance as possible.
Rustic slate patio creates an attractive seating area
Raised beds with attractive and fragrant planting
Clay pavior path edged with planting leads to sunmmerhouse
Artificial lawn edged with clay paviors keeps maintenance to a minimum and is a practical solution under the pine trees
Children's play area with a resin bound bark chip surface
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This mature and well- tended garden had problems with heavy clay soil, a sloping and wear worn lawn and nowhere to sit in the areas that caught the sun. The design replaced the grass with curving steps and positioned new patios in choice sunny areas. A new planting scheme of suitable flowering shrubs and perennials has been added to the existing backbone of mature trees and shrubs. The result is a garden which is interesting and attractive at all different times of the year as well as being a lot easier to maintain.
Steps lead down from the house to circular seating area and descend to a smaller patio and swing seat
Reclaimed circular patio with surrounding sandstone wall at seat height
Paved limestone setts replace a steeply sloping lawn that turned to mud in winter. terracing create level beds for easier maintenance of planting
Wide paved steps leading down from the garden room replace a poor sloping lawn in this shady area
Brick circle creates an attractive feature in a large planted bed
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