This design was inspired by the established oak and beech trees already in the garden, and takes the form of a series of woodland glades. It is a family garden, and creating spaces for the kids to play and explore was key. In the front garden, an area for natural play is created amongst the trees. Bug walls edge these areas, and are designed to provide a habitat for insects, as well as spark an interest for the children in the wildlife.
Closer to the house, a productive garden and orchard, make the most of the sunny aspect here. A pathway winding around the trees leads you into the back garden, where a deck terrace provides space to relax and entertain. Here, prairie planting provides movement and colour. Further down the garden, ornamental woodland planting takes over, and a natural swimming pool is positioned at the end, a destination to relax and take in the view.
Helen Saunders Landscape & Garden Design