Steep risers and very narrow treads, Maybe it was to do with an attack of gout, but my my my, were they steep but worse they were awkward and dangerous, once down into the garden there wasn’t an even patch anywhere but nearer the bottom of the garden, due to drainage works carried out.
The saving grace was the view and my what a view, the area immediately outside the patio doors was as can be seen in the slideshow very narrow and in some places uneven.
The design that I came up with was practical and facilitated easy access to all parts of the garden even for the lawn mower.
Raised beds immediately in front of the original landing were added, with the steps sweeping down to the various levels. As work was underway it became apparent that the two raised beds would be too awkward to maintain so a third was added with a walkway along the full length to enable easy maintenance and access to the beds, this also meant that the step design needed to accommodate this change, so with some ingenious engineering this was achieved without looking naff.
The further steps in the garden were designed to flow between each level to bring continuity to the theme, cutting through the steep slopes they provided additional access to the lower levels. To make the gardening side practical we created gentle slopes to each level.
Our clients are sorting out the planting, but the weather has been so difficult that it’s taking longer than expected, we will be back to see the results later this year.
This short video shows how the seamingly imposible access can be overcome, with no real option of getting a crane into this location due to it’s narrow and privately maintained roadway.
Is for a very steeply sloping Garden Near Down Thomas, Wembury, In this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The picture on the right is a section of the original 3D design. This has changed somewhat due to (1) remodeling around a Cess Pit, and (2) The alignment of the raised beds to allow for a walkway to maintain the raised beds.
This Garden is now being opened up to provide sensible, practical, and usable space to enjoy the panoramic views offered by this stunning location.
With views of Mount Edgecombe, Rame Head, Maker, Cawsand, Kingsand, and Plymouth. Situated near DownThomas, Wembury, the idyllic settlements of Manor Bourne, and Andurn nestle in this beautiful setting.
Inveresk, on the Andurn side, overlooks the Breakwater, and if only the ground could share the amazing scenes, historical battles, and the comings and goings it had been witness too, of famous commanders, and their Battleships, the Pilgrim Fathers and the comings and goings of smugglers, the list goes on.
The remodel of this Garden Started with the garden design as per the cover picture. with Landscaping now underway, we are going to make the most of it for our clients. so keep returning, this is just the start…….
Another week goes by and the work is now much closer to completion, or is it?
Will We Be Adding Your Project Here? We hope so.!!!