Portfolio: 22 Sarum Road

A modern, low-maintenance space at a couple’s self-built retirement home.

The client recently built this modern ‘retirement house’ themselves and wanted help on the garden.

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The brief

To create a low maintenance garden they would sit in and enjoy with their family & friends.  The challenge was to get the maximum out of the small irregular shaped space. The scheme involved both hard and soft landscaping.  The clients began by adding in a conservatory which we incorporated into the design.

Design Solution

We used materials such as, Cotswold Edging & York Stone paving that the client, who had previously been a builder, already had. The garden plan included a planting plan, planting and supply of plants.  The client did their own hard landscaping and improved the soil prior to planting. The design included three small lawns, and two patios, a new arbor, a number of evergreens and plenty of climbing plants to clothe the fences.  We supplied all the plants and trees and assisted with layout and planting of them.


The Details

SizeOnly 5m Wide x 19m Long - L Shape plot including Conservatory.
AspectRear garden, South facing
SoilPH 7.5 limited top soil with brash and clay beneath
Project commencedApril 2012
Project completedOctober 2012
ContractorHard Landscaping - Self Build, Design, Planting Plan and Supply of Plants Sweet P Garden Design

The Costs

Design fee£1000 for Design & Planting Plan
Build cost£15,000 For Hard and Soft Landscaping (Excluding Conservatory)