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Terraced Garden in Melton

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We were asked by the owners of this interesting, contemporary house in Melton to completely redesign the front and back gardens.  The brief was fairly straightforward – the new garden needs to be an oasis and must settle the house into its surroundings.

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The sloping nature of the garden required retaining walls to create terraces with steps linking the levels togethe

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The design of the house includes floor to ceiling windows, making the view into garden even more important.

These steps lead onto the upper lawn and a bench nestled amongst the palnting.

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The steps from the lower terrace clsoe to the bi-fold doors give a pleasant route around the garden.

A steel estate fence was installed across the upper retaining wall to prevent falls.


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The view across the back garden shows the different levels.

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The main terrace in the lower portion of the garden – a generous size dining area surrounded by plants.  In the evening, subtle border lights bring a magical effect to the garden.

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In the upper part of the garden, a bench is positioned to give a diiferent view of the garden.  Oak uprights have been used for the retaining wall together with an unusual ‘broken biscuit’ type surface beneath the bench.

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Some of the new planting is semi mature which helps to give an immediate impact, the wisteria in the forground is already making its way up the pergola post.