LANDSCAPING...WHAT'S NEW...

OUR SUPERB LAND RETAINING and TERRACING METHODS...always designed and built to blend with the landscape!

PART ONE


GLOUCESTERSHIRE
Here in what was a very sloping garden, walls have been built to create easy to manage terraces of flat lawns edged with flat beds where there was originally hard to maintain banks.

Terracing on this scale is not for the faint hearted, a high percentage of the cost of terracing, even for a low wall, is what you can't see below the ground but that is what guarantees that our walls will stay in place for decades...our clients say to us ..."we only want to do this once".

Think of the value that this terracing has added to this beautiful property!

So where there was once hard to manage beds now there's flat lawns and beds...and next we planted them, and yes we do everything from start to finish...



PICTURE INFO:
Planting in progress...and a close up of the detail in the walls and steps, with reclaimed capping and antique balls...

IF YOU'VE GOT A SMALL GARDEN...don't be put off by the scale of these projects: we like to say "MAJOR PROJECTS WITH EASE...SMALLER GARDENS WITH PLEASURE"!



Just two years later, and the walls are behind there somewhere ...

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Back to the strat of the transformation...Walls large and small...we build them all!

New stone in the foreground and reclaimed stone everywhere else and again we are in the process of planting, as we are not just garden builders we are also gardeners with dozens of real meaningful awards, awards given by a group of very fussy men in bowler hats...Royal Horticultural Society Judges!



As you can see...complicated levels, as the garden originally sloped left to right and also front to back and here you can see a sideways view where a very large flat terrace has been created by the construction of a 5ft/1.5m wall, and backfilled.
Thus creating a huge flat area for the Pergola Walk, large lawn and beds, which we also went on to plant...



There's many different ways to retain land and create usable, low maintenance terraces...here we have created an upper terrace for a summerhouse, out of sight, a couple of steps, then a sloping stepping stone path to lose some height, then feature steps that draw your eye from the house.

If this looks straight forward compared to the previous project, here's how it looked before, and to get your bearings, note the gate in the fence...



As you can see somebody has made a good attempt to terrace it before, so we finished it off...



Lovely!



Here we have a Breeze House...the clients had it installed and then realised that a lot more could be made of the sloping lawn surrounding it.

So we designed a garden around it and removed large slices of land and...



Bottom left of this image is the original lawn level and the sloping lawn has been retained by the low wall to the right.

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Here we have terraced the land with a more modern feature wall, befitting of the house. Behind the balcony effect is a large sitting area with a fire pit, where you can sit and enjoy the sounds of the water...whilst we were working on this part of the garden the clients bought next door and knocked it down (as you do) to build a more contemporary extension...



PICTURE INFO...The clients wanted this part of the garden to be more naturalistic. Clearly the terracing had to be carried across to create one long upper level. To achieve this we dug a chunk out of the land and built a retaining wall of blocks fronted with slate to match the slate steps...

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