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Cottage Garden in Woodbridge

Small Garden

After more than twenty five years of building gardens you would have thought we would have had our fair share of difficult projects, this tiny garden in the centre of Woodbridge beats them all.

This small but pretty cottage is run as a holiday let for visitors to enjoy the beautiful town of Woodbridge and whilst the house itself has been restored the garden was literally unusable – the existing decking surface had rotted so badly that it remained out of bounds for guests.  The brief was simple, create a garden which is low maintenance, in keeping with the age of the house and looks good all year.

The challenge would be the access; through three adjoining gardens , a very narrow alley and finally a long walk to a restricted parking road.  So after a week of this journey we finally transformed the garden.

Limestone Paved Courtyard

Limestone paving was combined with grey limestone setts to give a suitable ‘lived in’ appearance.  The planting is mininal and has a contemporary twist.

Finally, to improve privacy and screen an overbearing brick extension, planed timber slats were used.  The timber used is Siberian Larch, a very durable wood which will weather to a muted grey colour.

Courtyard Garden with Timber Slats