Small domestic garden, Edinburgh

Indian sandstone paving sparkles beside timber raised beds. Bistro table and chairs at far end on sunny raised terrace

Size: 9m x 6m (54sqm)
Brief: To bring life to a tired city garden on a small incline. Creating a bright and airy low maintenance tranquil place to enjoy the evening sun.

The client’s existing garden was traditional but difficult to maintain and prone to waterlogging, reducing its usefulness.

The requirement was for an angled patio area with space for planters and raised beds along the south-facing wall, along with an elevated area for seating.

The old slotted fencing was to be replaced with a new timber screen providing more privacy and shelter from the wind.

Detailed plans were drawn up and shared with the client, and together we refined various key details in order to get everything just right. 3D visualisations were prepared, so that the client had a much better feel for how everything would look from a more human perspective, and how all of the elements would fit together.

Once the design process was complete, work proceeded quickly, removing overgrown and tired planting and protecting existing plants that were to be kept whilst the ground was cleared and levelled. The landscaper then built the raised beds and seating area, and erected the timber screen.

“The garden is fantastic! So easy for me to keep, and a joy to sit in.”Joan McKay, Edinburgh

If you need inspiration for your garden design project, call Karen on 07757 235528