The brief was to create a tranquil, suburban garden for a wildlife lover and bee keeper.
The garden was divided into thirds: one area has a lawn, wildlife pool, water feature and flower beds; the second has a patio for socialising and the third area is home to a fruit and vegetable garden with sheds, a polytunnel and beehives.
Sandstone paving provides a route from the house to the water feature and the carefully-constructed wildlife pond, which has lots of ‘beach’ areas for visiting animals and insects. This area can be seen and enjoyed from the house.
A tumbled block path meanders around the lawn and the perennial flower beds, leading to a private, small patio with views back towards the house. The final section of the garden takes you through a pergola to the growing area, which has vegetable beds, fruit canes, a polytunnel and sheds and finally leads you to three beehives at the end of the garden.
The house backs on to open fields, perfect for the honey bees who also have access to plants within the garden specially chosen to provide nectar.
The end result is a tranquil, bio-diverse space that creates a refuge for wildlife and a peaceful, yet interesting site for the owner.
Landscaping by Big Green Room.