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A Coastal Garden

A low maintenance, child-friendly, seaside garden retreat.

The Brief

The brief for this Garden Design was to create a simple, natural, low maintenance, functional seaside garden that is great for entertaining and also child friendly.

Due to the change in levels in this coastal garden, one of the priorities was to terrace the garden in a sympathetic way to maximise the lawn and create a large enough entertaining area for 8-10 people directly off the house.

Many terracing solutions can look boring and heavy and the client wanted something soft, curvy and not too high.

The clients wanted a low maintenance coastal garden planting scheme with a colour palette of blues, whites, cream's and greens.

They also wanted some outside lighting on the main terrace and throughout the garden alongside an outside speaker system.

The Design

We designed the entertaining area in a sympathetic manner using natural flowing curves to create a large enough area to entertain 8-10 people. We used oak as the walling solution which is very environmentally friendly and curved the wall around the paved area, sweeping it around and up to separate the terrace from the lawn.
Oak steps sweep up and around to meet the lawn and hard wearing Blue Limestone paving with metal edging keeping the  lawn and path curves perfect.  We designed lighting around the entertainment area using LED strip lights and spots to uplight the wall and planting.  The tree ferns have also got their own spotlights to best show them off.


The End Result

Hi Peter, I am just writing to thank you and your team for all your hard work in transforming our garden into a tranquil and useable oasis. The transformation is incredible and we absolutely love it. The design and planting have completely exceeded our expectations and we have spend a wonderful summer in Swanage enjoying it. From our initial meeting to completion you have been very easy to work with, with excellent lines of communication and a friendly, hard working, reliable and careful team. We also appreciated your environmental awareness and your efforts to recycle and be considerate to the environment whenever possible and for completing the work on time. Thank you and good luck with your future projects, sincerely, Vicki