In 2019 we were asked to design a garden for an architect and his wife in Alderton. The brief was fairly open but it should blend a sense of oasis with natural structures and materials.
The existing garden had a slope towards the house, this allowed us to create an enveloping lower terrace, surrounded by a stout oak retaining wall.
By combining limestone paving and grey limestone setts a ‘lived in’ appearance was achieved, softened by cottage style planting.
In the West facing corner of the garden a rustic style timber gazebo was built to make best use of the evening sun. A hardwood deck in front of the gazebo enhances the rustic feel of this area of the garden.
An existing birch tree was retained and provided useful shade and a pivot point for the paths.
In the upper part of the new garden a small vegetable garden was built, incorporating an attractive shed/potting shed and raised planters.