Traditional suburban garden in Dunblane

  • modern house on sloping site with existing stone retaining walls, awkward grassy slopes & precipitous level transitions; clients are keen gardeners (2011)
  • informal garden required, with lots of planting space & safer access between levels; interesting views needed from inside house
  • garden encircles house; all areas fairly narrow, with woodland & burn on one boundary; design to incorporate new shed & greenhouse with associated patio area, a planned new extension & existing tarmac parking
  • clients had clear preferences for materials, shapes & garden features
  • retaining walls raised, as needed, to allow creation of level, clean-edged lawn sweeping from tarmac parking to back of house; steps provide access onto main lawn & up to high narrow lawn with pergola walkway at rear of house; planting areas at various heights soften visual impact of house, provide long seasonal interest & are relatively easy to maintain
  • grassy slope retained at front of house, with attractive turf-topped wall providing a strong, yet low maintenance, feature
  • garden constructed by

“Belinda was always pleasant & was obviously committed to providing 100% satisfaction. She was enthusiastic about the creation of the garden – clearly her designing, plant selection & planting were more than just routine work”