The curved lawn is enclosed by large borders and strategically placed trees that create a feeling of privacy and separation from the rest of the garden. A reclaimed brick path runs around the far side of the lawn to some steps that take you down to a sunken gravel courtyard with brick edging. This seating area enjoys the sun for the majority of the day and is a lovely space to sit and watch the wildlife in the adjacent natural pond.
A path from here takes you under a shady pergola covered in scented rambling roses and honeysuckle then some steps lead you up to a secluded circular brick edged gravel seating area. Attractive insect homes are set amongst the tall, naturalistic planting around this area and a hedgehog house is tucked away in a quiet corner amongst the foliage. A couple of gravel paths lead to the shed and greenhouse which are both screened from view by large shrubs.
The planting scheme has a cottage style and comprises lots of plants to attract bees and butterflies such as Lavender, Buddleja and Echinacea.
a couple of keen gardeners with a dog
South facing garden
slightly acidic, light, sandy soil
large lawn, wildlife pond & habitats, seating area by the cottage, smaller seating area in shade, space for a compost bin, log store, retain existing shed and greenhouse, use reclaimed and natural materials
cottage style, not formal
plants to attract bees and butterflies spring and autumn interest