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large rural new build garden

  • professional couple commissioned garden & planting design for poorly drained sloping 1/3 acre garden (2013/2014)
  • informal traditional garden preferred; clients are keen gardeners
  • problems with standing, seeping & flowing water, linked to compacted soil, underground springs & run-off from field on rear boundary; road noise & wind tunnel effects also troublesome
  • design to accomodate existing deck & shared Bio-disk sewage plant
  • construction over 13 weeks in winter; wet areas identified & drainage solutions implemented
  • natural stone retaining walls flow along existing contour lines; generous planting areas within garden & on boundaries
  • high & low lawns linked by wide, sloping grass path,
  • formal front garden provides attractive views from house & on arrival
  • summerhouse in top corner of garden for longer seasonal use
  • shrubs, small ornamental trees & herbacous perennials choosen to suit different areas (sunny & free draining; damp & shady; exposed to wind) using a restriced colour palette: pink, blue, purple & white)
  • garden constructed by www.karegardens.com

“Belinda helped us turn our fairly vague thoughts on what we wanted for our garden into a clear plan and helped us through the potentially tricky part of making sure we had the right contractors to do the hard landscaping on a demanding site. The planting plans were beautifully presented and the planting itself was brilliantly organised. The garden we now have is a joy which we could not have realised without Belinda’s help and sound professional advice.”