An existing stone terrace adjacent to the house is now softened by newly created borders planted with ferns, hostas and grasses. A path leads from the terrace down a step to a timber decking seating area surrounded by raised timber beds planted with acers, grasses and spring bulbs. A further step down takes you from the decking to the lawn which is edged with generous borders.
Fatsia japonica provides architectural interest and structure to the planting around the lawn and are complimented by ferns, hostas, grasses and bergenia. These are underplanted with snowdrops for interest in spring. Climbers will in time cover the garden wall and fences.
A timber edged grey slate chipping path leads from the top of the lawn around a raised timber bed, back to the stone path and terrace.
North facing garden on a sloping site
additional seating area to catch the early evening sun, use natural materials, soil to be kept on site, raised beds
architectural plants including ferns and grasses