Climbing plants have been added to all the walls and fences making the edges of the space feel softer. Just four months after planting everything is settling in and starting to grow nicely. In a year or so the garden will look much more lush and full.
The owners of this property in Dursley wanted their garden to be a sanctuary from their busy lives. They wanted the garden to be an extension to their home giving them more room, space to relax in and a space for their children to play outside. When I first met them the garden was unloved and a place they rarely used.
They had strong ideas on the structure they wanted but were overwhelmed at the choice of plants available and didn’t know what to select. They realised that they needed help to create a garden that worked for them and gave them a space that they could use and appreciate all year round.
They had previously spent a lot of money on plants and wanted to ensure they bought the right plants for their garden.
The children’s garden has a new playhouse and room for a sand pit. New trees and planted borders will grow and mature to make the space feel more cosy and secluded, making a perfect den. The trees will obscure the edges of the garden and make it feel longer.
Looking across the garden, the raised bed has a mixture of plants including some smaller grasses which soften the front edge.
The owners are delighted with the transformation and the positive effect it has had on their lives.
4 months later
4 months later
Looking across the garden, the raised bed is filled with a mixture of plants, including some smaller grasses which soften the front edge.