Changing the world - one garden at a time

The blank canvas!
The really great thing about gardens is that they can be anything you want them to be. When we were asked to transform this dull looking estate garden, we felt it needed to reflect the personality of it's owner. After talking to Andy and Dawn, it was clear they were free spirits but with a love for co-ordination. So we worked on a layout that allowed for organic flowing lines that created organised spaces for different visual areas.

Over the next few days we stripped back the remaining foliage and set about building a raised bed on the left hand side. To cope with the slope away from the house, we added a step down to the next space.

By adding the big curve in the bed, we broke up the viewing angles from Andy and Dawn's kitchen ensuring some of the space would always remain hidden, inviting them in to the space and discover the progress of their planting.

On the right of the garden, we continued the lines of the raised bed with granite sets that fork on the return allowing for a stoned natural wet area, now home to frogs.

After replacing the gate and ensuring the woodwork was treated, a new lawn was laid to finish the transformation. Now, filled with grasses, conifers, ferns and herbs, Dawn and Andy's garden is a wonderful oasis of calm.