We had been called into a garden in Northampton where the couple had been living there for 40+ years and although the garden had been well developed, loved and used over this time was now in need of a re-haul to reflect the couples current needs, whilst retaining its original features
The centre-piece of the garden was to be a wildlife pond and stream and needed re-siting further away from the house, so we set about designing the rest of the garden with this in mind.
In order for the pond to look as natural as possible we had to choose the shape and placement of each individual rock within the pond so that the right blend of rocks, old weathered wood and planting choices come together to make a wildlife haven, right in the middle of suburbia!
The pergola was re-designed as a covered structure from which the couple could enjoy the wildlife pond throughout the seasons, whilst privacy from an overlooking neighbouring property was achieved thought a carefully placed raised bed with varying height posts to provide screening.
We thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with our friends and fellow designers in the planting world for this project. Sam (from Plantology)’s choice of planting was the finishing touch on this beautiful natural garden that will only get better with time.