Large Suburban Garden

What: A Garden With Added Shape and Interest

Where: Solihull

When: April 2013

This was an extremely long, uninteresting back garden with intrusive conifers blocking the garden and light.


Client brief - to open up the whole garden, add shape and interest, but above all make planting a top priority.


The area was stripped out and levelled. Curved borders were dug out to create depth and give the opportunity for mixed planting interspersed with specimen trees. Wooden trellis panels set at varying heights act as a focal point. Dry-stone walls were constructed to take out the height changes and support a sandstone patio. Of particular interest is the unusual and very effective retaining wall. This is a technique original to G-Scapes and incorporates dry- stone walling interspersed with an oak timber framework. It is a very clever use of two very contrasting natural materials.

"G Scapes have created a wonderful garden for us. Dan and Joyce spent a lot of time with us refining our design into something that we love, and meets the needs of our family. The performance of the men on site was excellent. They were highly competent and hard working, and completed their work to a very high standard. They clearly took a great deal of pride in their work. The depth of knowledge and experience, and outstanding artistic vision that Dan, Joyce and Malcolm brought to the design and planting was exceptional. They have totally transformed our garden"

Kathyrn and Richard Clarke