Accessible garden

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.

Vertical garden
Vertical garden

Clematis clothes fence in flowers. Year round planting below.

Level and safe
Level and safe

Fall drains into base of raised sleeper bed.

Garden before

BEFORE
BEFORE

Water butts block alley and back door.

BEFORE
BEFORE

Dangerous: waterlogged, slippery and overgrown.

DURING BUILD
DURING BUILD

Leveling path with raised bed and drainage.