Accessible garden

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The brief was to turn a cluttered, unsafe and waterlogged sideway into an accessible, easy-maintenance garden. This path is the only access to the back garden, shed and greenhouse,  so an all-weather route was important to the not-so-youthful owners.  Water-butts were moved to the other side if the house. A raised bed and riven natural stone paving create a level non-slip walkway. The low maintenance planting has an evergreen backbone, year round flowers and plants tolerate the shade. 

 

INNOVATION. Using a raised bed to change the drainage fall.

Paving
Paving

Natural stone is a riven, slip-proof surface.

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Vertical garden
Vertical garden

Clematis clothes fence in flowers. Year round planting below.

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Level and safe
Level and safe

Fall drains into base of raised sleeper bed.

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Garden before

BEFORE
BEFORE

Water butts block alley and back door.

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BEFORE
BEFORE

Dangerous: waterlogged, slippery and overgrown.

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DURING BUILD
DURING BUILD

Leveling path with raised bed and drainage.

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