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Large rural garden on a hill in Fife

  • recently converted farm cottage on a windy 1 acre site with magnificent views over Fife and the Forth estuary (2010)
  • major challenges included: lack of privacy when seated on the existing patio, wind, wildlife, being overwhelmed by the size & emptiness of the outdoor space
  • Phase One: planting a shelterbelt of native trees & shrubs on the boundaries  (5-10 years to mature), areas of grass were left unmown to soften the boundary lines & conceal sewage treatment installation
  • Phase Two:  sweeping borders were created around the front of the house & planted with a mix of ornamental grasses, herbaceous perennials & bulbs for a long season of interest
  • Phase Three: the client has created additional planting areas in the main body of the garden, along with  additional tree & shrub planting on the boundaries
  • clients are very happy to now have a large rural garden, rather than living on a field!
  • garden constructed by www.karegardens.com

“We are very happy with the garden developments so far … if only we could turn down the wind and keep hares at bay!”