From a car parking space to a quirky gravel garden with biodiversity at its heart.
The parking area for our client’s car dominated the one side of this L-shaped garden. By clearing the massively overgrown conifer hedging adjacent to the road, we gained a new discreet parking and bin storage area (with its own separate entrance) and could focus on creating a garden which looked beautiful on arrival, optimised the south-facing aspect and allowed uninterrupted views of the fields beyond.
Now the garden flows from a formal area nearest the front door, punctuated by topiarised yews set in raised Corten steel planters, to an informal area which leads seamlessly via a mini-meadow towards the rural views in the distance.
Carefully placed crab-apple trees provide privacy from the street and a weeping pear offers a shady retreat for dining. A richly diverse planting scheme provides food for insects and colour throughout the year.