Work took place on a project in the East of Edinburgh on a great garden full of mature plants and potential. It is a much loved family garden needing a modern twist and added interest/practicality without loosing the feel of the original garden.
The lawn is important as indeed the apple tree ( kid climbing favourite) a new deck from house to garden and a water feature that ties with being wildlife friendly…
A bold large circular lawn is construct using existing lawn, with the apple tree as the focus. Off from this the garden divides up into many informal ‘rooms’ from rock pool to raised veg beds, greenhouse, shed etc.
Larch has been used for a deck that connects the house to the garden in a very attractive and practical way. From here the client can access all areas with ease or indeed stay put with a nice drink on a sunny day…
Re-using rocks found within old garden a new wildlife friendly rock pool has been built complete with hiding caves and a solar powered pump for a little oxygenating trickle….
The rest of the garden opens up from the decking centred off the large circular lawn, the working part of the garden with greenhouse, raised beds and shed have been upgraded for the new season and ease of use.
View back towards the house shows how much the garden has changed and also how little it has changed, all the key elements remain just a little upgrading for 2015.
With careful recycling, re-use of existing garden material, no skips were used at all and very little material left the garden over all. It has been re-introduced where it served as useful. The overall feel should be a fresh take on the original garden, which will settle down into being the original garden all over again.
Maintaining the large space will be easier, as indeed will enjoying the new space. Most importantly the family should feel whilst enjoying the new features that it is still the garden they have always known.