Brief

  • Remove existing tiles from terrace and step area, re pave, widening and re-shaping step
  • Re-lay existing steps to allow for ‘green pointing’ planting gaps between slabs
  • Remove old render from wall, remove soil, block up planting cavity and re-render in white.
  • Dig out existing borders along terrace, in centre of garden and around boundary fence carefully preserving certain plants to be re-planted as necessary.
  • Dig suitable trenches for electric cables.
  • Construct new simple modern style pergola around unused terrace area approx.
  • Paint entire close board fencing black
  • Re shape and plant borders with new and existing plants to create a new tropical border and a large, ‘Wild prairie’ border
  • Extend existing gravel area to meet new terrace, plant through gravel with grasses,  to create gravel garden. Slate stepping stones from terrace to side path to connect the areas.

Customer Testimonials

"We are absolutely over the moon with our new garden. We asked Tom to inspire us and he certainly achieved that. The whole process ran really smoothly and the Art & Soil team were all lovely to work with.

They all went over and above the remit to achieve exactly what we wanted. We couldn't thank them enough. The weather was terrible but everyone pulled together and finished the re-design within the time frame. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend your wonderful company.
" Viv & Derek - Findon

Conclusion

The client wanted to add drama to the garden, whilst creating a cohesive design that incorporated established zones within the garden. The result is a functional space that utilises all areas of the garden and with planting that’ll only improve with time as it becomes more established.

Materials

For the repaving to the terrace the client chose Brazilian slate. The pergola was constructed from pressure treated timber and painted black as is the fence.

 

Planting

Created a tropical border using existing and new plants. Added a wild prairie border, that now blends into a mixed border. Planting through gravel garden with grasses sedum, verbena and thyme.

Quality Promise

We like to use the best materials available to us while ensuring materials are locally sourced, ethical and sustainable where possible.