Holiday cottage garden near St Andrews

  • professional couple requested garden & planting design for sloping sheltered garden outside converted stable block (20013/14)
  • cottage used on weekends & for holidays throughout the year; garden used for entertaining & relaxing, but clients happy to potter about maintaining the planting; long views from house towards St Andrews Bay to be retained
  • larger deck required in sunny spot outside master bedroom, along with less dominant driveway & parking area; existing walls (sandstone & rendered concrete block) & monoblock patio to be integrated into new design
  • existing sandstone walling was extended alongside driveway/parking area & additional terracing/steps frame the new semi-circular deck, allowing ground levels to be adjusted
  • new mixed planting softens the boundaries & provides additional shelter & semi-transparent screening;  thick composted bark used to retain water on & reduce weeding requirements
  • garden constructred by

“Belinda … a very big thank you. The garden is now looking superb, all thanks to your skills & hard work.  I know it will bring us joy & pleasure for years to come. I have really enjoyed the journey …” (2014)… and…“It is relatively early days in the maturity of the garden but it really does look terrific! I must applaud your knowledge of plants – I can’t think of a time when there has not been some colour in the garden.” (2015)