Split level garden design in Cheshire
Do you have a garden which slopes and would prefer to have a split level garden design? Take some inspiration from this project which overcam the sloping site and created a more attractive, usable space.
This family sized garden lacked interest and was the home to old and leggy shrubs. It started as a sloping site with a small patio area next to the house, typical of so many urban rear gardens.
My clients brief was to create a larger patio area and a second seating area to catch the afternon sun, a smaller but more usable lawn area which was flat, more planting borders, a small wildlife pond. A small vegetable growing area was also required.
The site sloped 700mm from the top corner down to the house. The rear boundary fence had rotted and disappeared and the client looked into an overgrown neighbour’s garden with no privacy.
The new garden design created a split level garden. Steps up to the higher lawn area where built. The higer lawn area was retained by a curved rendered wall. Plenty of planting borders were introduced. With their love of plants, my clients are following a planting plan I designed and carrying out the sourcing and planting themselves.
This garden was built in early 2015 by Platinum Gardens and Driveways an RHS Silver gilt and silver medal award winning landscaping company.
These photos show the garden prior to landscaping. A typical rear garden lacking inspiration, form and structure.
The constractors started by clearing the garden of all its old shrubs and trees. New boundary fencing was erected to create privacy. New curved retaining walls were built to create the split level effect and providing the flat lawn as requested.
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