Many people aspire to have water in their garden.
To create a water garden in a very dull corner that is used for sitting out. It needed to be bold enough to be noticed and functional.
The site was flanked on one side by a nice yew hedge and at the back was a fence. Furthermore it was overshadowed by an overly tall overgrown Christmas tree. We created the design to be geometric to fit with the plot and decided as it was shady to plant it either side with shade tolerant plants to give a minimalist boxy scheme. So shrubs were chose that would suit the shady site but also provide all round evergreen colour. A deep pit was dug and lined with liner and then a wall was built around it in breeze blocks. We put in stepping stones also made from breeze blocks with paving slabs on the top. The breeze blocks were painted with a special acquatic black paint providing a mirror like water. On the final stepping stone we put in a stainless steel obelisk.
|Size||Back Garden 12m x 10m|
|Aspect||Back Garden faces SW|
|Project commenced||2008 Original build of pond under Spruce Tree|
|Project completed||2014 Removal of Spruce Tree replaced by Gabriel Ash Greenhouse|
|Contractor||Sweet P garden design, survey, clearance, design, build and plant. Complete job.|
|Design fee||Survey, Design, Build of water feature £5000|
|Planting Costs||Supply and plant £2000|