What: A Garden With Added Shape and Interest
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