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Small English
Country Garden
  The garden before  

Before/Project Brief
This was a relatively new property on poor ground mainly laid to lawn. The brief was to create a miniature English Country garden with soft planting and a pergola to walk through. There was a problem area to the side of the house which needed some interest.

  After (Click on the images below for larger versions)
The Pergola in the Garden After

A seat was positioned against an adjacent wall with climbers planted either side of it. From here the view was through the verticals of the pergola to a sundial. To the narrow area to the side of the house, I added a randomly laid path of sandstone with was flanked by soft shade loving plants. At the end of this path, a bird bath provided a focal point.

  My approach to the design was to create a curved terrace outside the rear entrance to the house which linked to the driveway with a path and pergola planted with roses and clematis.

Path to the Sundial
Design Plan   The Bench
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