Wildlife-friendly front garden

  • conversion of two small overgrown gardens on a sloping site into one large garden in front of a traditional stone cottage in Fife (2009/10)
  • professional clients require naturalistic garden to provide good environment for bird and insect life
  • central sunny seating area sheltered by feature stone wall has good views over the town and to the valley beyond
  • meandering gravel and stepping stone paths allow varied access throughout the garden
  • three planting areas provide different habitats and year round interest:
  • copse of ornamental birch and rowan trees underlaid with wildflower turf at top of garden (for more on wildflower turf see the blog post for June 2011)(also featured in a blog by Wildflower Turf)
  • shady area with woodland shrubs, herbaceous plants and spring bulbs adjacent to existing boundary hedge
  • sunny area below paved circle planted with a mixture of ornamental grasses and summer flowering herbaceous plants and bulbs
  • garden constructed by

” I can’t recommend Belinda highly enough.  She invests a lot of time and effort to get to know her clients and their tastes and to work out what would truly suit them. I love the design she created for us and am sure her enthusiasm will provide the incentive for two reluctant gardeners to ensure her designs are carried through to fruition.  We wouldn’t want to let her down!”