Project Showcase – English Garden



This client wanted to expand the outdoor living space in her backyard, and sought more of a formal English garden look. We achieved this by creating multiple discrete spaces, each serving a function requested by the client. This consisted of a number of pea-gravel patios, bordered with brick edging, each separated by brick lead walks. This was bounded by a retaining wall to create a separation between the entertaining space and garden beyond. The patios are traditional pea gravel, and we maintained the tactile ‘crunch’ of loose pea gravel that many prefer, while also preserving functionality through the use of a modern resin binder on the lower layers of pea gravel, which made the patio more walkable and furniture-friendly. The resin bound pea gravel aggregate is also water permeable, eco-friendly, and has the added benefit of controlling weeds. One patio serves as a dining space, another highlights a fountain, and a third serves to frame an herb garden. The project also included a stone retaining wall, masonry steps, lighting, & irrigation. Click below for some pics:

Here we have a ‘before’ pic of the back yard prior to installation:

After:

You’ll note the use of large ‘Estate’ boxwoods, which lends this landscape an established feel from the start. A lead cistern was turned into a fountain for a traditional touch, and the use of woven willow edging on the raised herb gardens makes one think of the ‘waddle’ edging so often used in traditional U.K. gardens… We hope you like our work, & thanks for taking a look- Please contact us if we can be of assistance with your next project.

 

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