The client lived on a large rural site and contacted a garden designer for ideas to improve the existing garden areas around the house and to extend the garden into an adjacent undeveloped field. She was keen to have a large productive garden that would also be an attractive area for evening meanders and for enjoying the open rural views. Landscaping work took place in several phases, two of which are shown in the gallery.
An ornamental vegetable garden (or ‘potager’) was constructed on the lower half of the sloping field site, including sandstone sett pathways, a small circular patio with metal gazebo for trained apple trees, a mix of large and small planting areas for different types of crops, fruit cages and two metal pergola walkways for roses and wisteria. An ornamental woodland was planted on the upper half of the field area.
A patio was constructed in the sunny area outside the front door with raised beds on two sides, the lower driveway was enlarged for car parking with the aid of a low stone wall, a stepped gravel ramp was installed to provide access to the field garden along with rebuilt informal stone steps, a secluded evening dining patio was also installed in the lee of a stone outhouse (not shown).
This garden was designed by Belinda Macdonald from Shades of Green Garden Design
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