Wildlife & Water Garden

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The Brief

A young couple in their 30’s, both keen gardeners, want a design with a still body of water to attract a range of wildlife, a terrace for dining for 4 to 6 people and a secondary intimate space to enjoy the water. A log store and compost area is to be cited close to the house for easy access. Planting with an emphasis on spring and summer colour with a selection of native plants.

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The Design

The entrance to this garden begins with a log pavement and cedar wood chip path immediately setting the scene for this woodland style design. The path leads along the front of the house and is surrounded by drifts of informal naturalistic planting. A bug hotel sits close by.

The path leads to a red cedar decked terrace. Steps lead up to a secondary seating area housing a sunken bog, filled with aquatic plants. This area is nestled around native trees creating a ‘woodland edge’ feel.

A large L shaped cedar pergola connects the two seating areas. Their paths are planted with highly scented climbers and large drifts of plants. The two walk ways meet at an axis, housing a cedar shingle roofed gazebo. From here you can take a seat to view the wildlife pond adjacent. A raised viewing deck from the house also offers another opportunity to enjoy the views of the water.

A variety of native and wildlife friendly plants are used with violets, yellow, white and pink hues to bring a mixture of both colour to the garden and food and shelter for the wildlife throughout the year.

Family Garden With Levels Plan

Let's Work Together

Contact me for a consultation. At a minimum you'll get some great ideas and a strong understanding of how your project will move forward.

Areas Covered

I am based in the West Midlands and cover the following areas for work: Worcester, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Leamington Spa, Solihull, Warwick, Kenilworth, Hereford, Evesham, Henley and Lichfield. I am also available for work in London and Internationally.

Services Overview

I offer contemporary garden design and garden landscaping and architectural landscaping. Features include patio, decking, topiary, planting design, pergolas, garden structures, garden ponds and water features. I also specialise in rooftop gardens, cottage gardens, family gardens, kitchen gardens, suburban gardens and country gardens.