What a better way to show and raise awareness of our skills and services in design, landscape and planting, than building a garden from scratch. The creation of a small town garden, based on an average garden area of 7m x 7m, was constructed at The Rutland County show in June 2013. As you’ll see from the photos our preparation took a little longer on site than the Sunday morning set-up for most of the other stall holders, but we still managed to get it all done in just 2 days!
Ample space was created for sitting to enjoy the view on the angled natural stone paving interspersed with York handmade bricks, adding a little character, and flowed into the brick edged lawn area, which at 12sqm could be easily managed. Well stocked borders including Stachys Byzantina ‘Big Ears’, Verbena Bonariensis and Aquiligia Vulgaris ‘Alba’ (to name a few) lead up to the Multi-stemmed Betula Utilis Jacquemontii. A handmade oak arbour added more resting space surrounded by climbers and Buxus balls, with further full borders of Heuchera Macrantha ‘Palace Purple’ and Acer Palmatum ‘Garnet’. To provide gentle sound and movement a tranquil water fall set into the fence and planted around with Iris’s, Peony’s and Fennel gave a finishing touch.