Sleeper walls for retaining the complex levels
Wide planted border along the sleeper edge
Herbaceous planting around the gazebo
The retaining walls have huge foundations
Iceberg roses with nepeta
Perennial planting for all year colour
Looking across the lawn to the gazebo
There are 280 roses in the borders
Rose Queen of Sweden
Small water feature with reclaimed wooden driftwood post
Main lawn and borders
Hydrangea Arborescens Annabelle - good for shade
Roses and Miscanthus
Main lawn and planted borders
The view from above
June planting

This project involved civil engineering solutions. The gardens of this new build house consisted of made-up ground on a long slope, which had not been compacted. Faced with depths of three metres of moving soil, the design incorporated deep foundations for the retaining walls. The clients have four children and wanted a large level lawn and entertaining space. We created a good sized terrace, built a gazebo - complete with chandelier and bespoke benches and cushions - and created wide borders, filled with all year round colour. Thirty one trees frame the garden boundaries, creating privacy and a sense of structure within the new space. There are over two hundred roses and three thousand herbaceous plants. Scented shrubs edge the paths and a water feature, bench and fire-pit provide a chill-out space for the young adults of the family.

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