Quite simply – create a garden!
The Client had recently moved into a new home at an exclusive estate in Mayfield, East Sussex.
The developer had provided them with a large garden with a basic grassed area surrounded by some hedge screening.
- There were no flower beds
- The site was exposed to rabbits and other animals
- The land steeply fell away in places rendering spaces unusable unless cleverly adapted
- A large volume of building waste still existed above and below ground
- There was the problem of disguising a water outlet and pipes acting as an overflow to a nearby reed bed
- The only access to the site was via a flight of 13 steps
The Client wanted the garden to be relatively low maintenance and for areas to harmonize with the surrounding woodland. They also wanted to provide for storage of bikes and garden machinery/equipment and create a log store.
Gardenproud designed a solution that transformed the shape of the rear space and provided for a staged build process that included a garden and enlarged rear terrace.
The site was cleared of rubble and the perimeter was secured to minimize any animal infestation.
The new garden was created incorporating a number of features and focal points. This included an ingenious adaptation of the water outlet into two sets of waterfalls and rockeries with surrounding planting. It included a woodland pathway leading to a vista point where a new solid oak bench has been erected. Here you can sit and enjoy an extended viewpoint down a waterfall and beyond the garden into a woodland stream below.
A number of specimen trees have been planted to create strong verticals and under one of these a beautiful tree seat has been situated.
There is a shed built on a platform with a composting system fitted behind it, and a log store to its side. A bike shed separately uses an otherwise wasted corner.
Finally a planting plan was created and the new beds were filled with appropriate shrubs and perennials. All the beds were then mulched.
We are pleased to report that the client was delighted with the finished result and since completing the project Gardenproud have been invited to tender for two further properties on the same development.