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The Ups and Downs of creating a family garden

The Ups and Downs of creating a family garden

Creating a safe and practical space for the whole family to enjoy may not seem such an onerous task. However, when the gradient of the garden is close to 45 degrees and you can see over the top of the house from the end of the garden, most designers and landscapers would run a mile.

With many years’ experience of designing and building gardens in challenging environments, George was able to visualise the end result and reassure the client throughout the project that the team at GreenArt could deliver the impossible.

A series of curved dry stone effect Yorkstone walls set into the landscape retain the hillside to create a large terrace and flat lawn bordered by deep beds. Wide Yorkstone steps give access to the top of the garden where a belvedere provides a stunning view towards the Downs.

Planting pockets filled with climbers and perennials soften the stonework, while the family’s favourite fruit trees are underplanted with bulbs and low-growing shrubs.

Evergreen hedging and practical fencing provide peace of mind at the front of the newly refurbished family home to ensure the safety of young children playing in the garden.

View more photos of this fantastic garden here

Duration
10 weeks

Location
Front and back garden
Streatley, Berkshire

Dimensions
Half an acre

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Classic style for a Georgian walled garden

Classic style for a Georgian walled garden

Enjoying family life and entertaining with friends were high on the list of requirements for these clients, who also wanted to retain the style and elegance of their Georgian home situated in a quiet Oxfordshire village.

Privacy and simplicity of design were key elements to be combined around a swimming pool and spacious terrace of soft grey sandstone paving. White Hydrangeas and blue Campanula set the colour theme, punctuated by evergreen Buxus balls and a Euonymous hedge, while pleached Pear trees create extra height for shade and privacy.

A formal lawn edged with flowering Cherries and Whitebeams enhance the effect while allowing plenty of space for children to safely play.

An eight-speaker outdoor sound system, discretely set around the pool alongside carefully directed lighting from elegant copper fixtures bring the garden to life for parties as well as making the garden more accessible all year round.

View before and after photos here.

Duration
6 weeks

Location
Walled garden
Aston Tirrold, Oxfordshire

Dimensions
20m x 35m

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Traditional features on a grand scale

Traditional features on a grand scale

A passion for golf, a young family and a three acre garden inspired this client to challenge us to create a unique country garden on a grand scale.

We created a winding stream through majestic specimen trees and drifts of marginal perennials. A traditional pack-horse bridge connects large sweeping grassy banks to woodland beyond.

Dry stone effect Yorkstone retaining walls divided terraced lawns from large mixed borders of flowering shrubs and grasses for all year colour and interest.

Duration
6 months

Location
Front, side and back gardens
Wentworth, Surrey

Dimensions
100m x 65m

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