Large rural family garden
This large rural garden near Wivelsfield in Sussex is beautifully situated but has been under-used and neglected. The new owner wanted to create a (reasonably) low priced and low maintenance design that could evolve as her children became teenagers. I provided a design and consultancy for a transformation that could be undertaken in stages, over two years. The homeowner managed the budget and the family did most of the work themselves. I was available for guidance and moral support! The end result is a garden that fits its location beautifully and gets a lot of use by the whole family, year round. A great success.
INNOVATIONS. Hard-core rabbit proofing using dug-down chickenwire! And timber-effect concrete planks as stepping-stones. Not as slippery as wood.
Click here for mood board and planting plan.
Natural planting in sympathy landscape beyond.
Weed mat and bark chips make planting low maintenance.
Staggered raised beds: attractive, practical veg patch.
Sleeper path leads from dining area to sun patio and hot tub.
The garden welcomes the field view beyond.
A swing set for family and friends. Teen den next!
No hard path to the hot-tub. Sun deck too small.
Fence line not secure. Rabbits graze freely!
The shed is useful. The chairs are a bit disturbing.