The designer had been asked to transform the site – which incuded established trees and an existing tree house – into a naturalistic, but manageable, woodland garden. Her scheme included a geometric paved area with a contemporary stone seat, log walls (forming composting bins whilst also providing a habitat for insects) and a laurel hedge to mask the boundary fence.
Our first job was to clear the site, which had become very overgrown, and prepare the ground. We then had to carefully construct areas of paving stones and brick bordered shingle to complement the natural look required. This was achieved with a planting scheme which included shade loving plants under the trees, and ferns and hydrangeas around an old woody stump.