This garden was planted up in the 1980s and up until its transformation was kept and used as a family garden. The borrowed view of ‘The Edge’ disappeared as the trees and shrubs took over. With the family gone the clients decided to bring the garden up to date and specifically for their use and enjoyment. A lot of tree work was carried out and ‘The Edge’ once more could be seen across the farmland. The garden sloped and part of the brief was to have a flat lawn area. A large lawn was created with stone and grass steps to one side. A stabilised gravel pathway edged with granite setts beneath rose and wisteria covered arches leads to a second smaller seating area and gazebo. Along the pathway blocks of box hedging was planted and large planters with box balls sat on the granite sets insets. Outdoor lighting finishes off the desired effect. A large stone patio was laid outside the new orangery with plenty of room for entertaining. As the ground was uneven at the end of the garden a board walk was built and planting installed incorporating a cobble and boulder dry stream bed.
Paul and Charlotte H, Alderley Edge
“The transformation of our garden has been spectacular. The design met our needs totally. Sue’s attention to detail was excellent and her Contractors were a pleasure to have around”