Steps up a gabion wall filled with natural Cotswold stone to a secluded seating area

The brief for this long narrow overgrown garden was to create a productive garden that also had different areas to sit, relax and entertain. The garden was essentially divided into two halves. The right hand side became the productive side with five raised sleeper beds, greenhouse, compost bins, wood store and an area at the back to grow and harvest Willow for firewood. The left hand side became the ornamental side with a curved sweeping lawn flanke by planting borders including three apple trees underplanted with wildflowers. This lead on to a narrower curved lawned path surrounded by herbaceous perennials. This lead to a grove of silver birch underplanted with ferns and japanese anemones. Beyond this was a secluded seating area at a higher level retained by cotswold stone filled gabion cages. A bespoke log store l-shaped bench around a fire pit was also created using the gabions. Gravelled pathways were made providing numerous vistas and ways to explore the garden.