Beach theme garden

This small city garden in Brighton wasn't an attractive place to spend time. The step into the main garden was narrow and uneven. The patio was a drab square. Ivy and a bay had taken over and corners had become cat toilets. 

The steps are broadened and made even.  Flagstones are replaced with gravel. This creates planting space without increasing weeding and watering. The 20mm + gravel also deters cats. Existing evergreens are tamed and shaped, ivy stripped back. Driftwood features and sculptures by Ben Fearnside give a beach theme. New planting is easy-care, focused on scent. 


INNOVATION. A self-build collaboration with the home-owners, which saved them money. I did the design and planting, they did the heavy lifting!

Garden before