Large rural family garden

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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.

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Rose arbor bench
Rose arbor bench

Natural planting in sympathy landscape beyond.

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Easy-care plants
Easy-care plants

Weed mat and bark chips make planting low maintenance.

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Grow your own
Grow your own

Staggered raised beds: attractive, practical veg patch.

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Garden journey
Garden journey

Sleeper path leads from dining area to sun patio and hot tub.

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Borrowed view
Borrowed view

The garden welcomes the field view beyond.

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Play area
Play area

A swing set for family and friends. Teen den next!

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Garden before

BEFORE
BEFORE

No hard path to the hot-tub. Sun deck too small.

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BEFORE
BEFORE

Fence line not secure. Rabbits graze freely!

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BEFORE
BEFORE

The shed is useful. The chairs are a bit disturbing.

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