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Landscape Gardening Project in Bristol:

Location

Bristol, mid-terrace brick house, rear garden

Situation

  • Garden in mostly un-usable condition
  • Overshaded by large horse-chestnut tree
  • Large concrete area at rear of house with uneven surface

Specification

  • Large usable areas for entertaining
  • Areas to cultivate edible plants and cut flowers
  • A lawn area
  • Sympathetic materials favouring wood and reclaimed brick
  • Large trees to remain
  • Rectilinear style

Solution

  • Two large deck areas made from naturally textured planks
  • Lawn area separating decks
  • Pennant stepping-stones join the deck areas
  • Two raised planters in reclaimed brick for cultivating vegetables and herbs
  • Two framing raised beds down the sides for cultivating flowers and upright fruits and vegetables
  • Wooden capping on raised bed walls creating lots of additional seating space
  • Large composting area for garden waste and the tree based leaf litter
  • Ornate reclaimed brick hard standing for scented ground cover
  • Rendered walls in light colours help brighten the garden
  • Chestnut tree was removed due to disease and replaced with a flowering cherry in a raised planter

Conclusion

  • A multi-purpose garden with plenty of room to cultivate and entertain
  • The landscaped areas, although linear by design, also blend well, through the careful interlinking of soft and hard materials.

If you have a garden project or landscaping task in Bristol, Bath or the surrounding area please get in touch and we can discuss how to create the right garden landscape for you.