The clients require access around this awkward sloping garden, a bold seasonal planting spectacle to view from the upper terrace and house windows and low impact landscape installation with no paving, brickwork or concrete on site!
Sleepers in filled with gravel create strong structural pathways and steps to deal with the slope. Dicksonia antarctica tree ferns gives character, while supporting shrubs and herbaceous plants complement the ferns shapes, lush greens abound in a woodland theme. The site is shaded and cool so the plants grow slowly.
Carol hired artist Glen Walker, also one of the landscape installers, to make some bespoke Japanese style stools for the garden that blend with the sleeper detail. The garden is extremely simple, but has enough planting colour and foliage interest to provide a very easy to care for City retreat.