Hear the birds

Hear the birds

Foliage focussed family garden


The garden was mostly laid to lawn with an attractive decking area.


The family wanted to make more of the garden, have more privacy from the neighbours and screen unsightly bins. They wanted a tropical style garden with foliage being more important than flowers.


The main feature introduced was a curved wall, behind which bamboos in pots are grown to hide the fence and provide movement and privacy. This creates a nice additional seating area, which would be pleasantly shady in summer. The wall could also have been made out timber and wide enough to be used as a seat itself. The garden wraps around the house, so a theme of stepping stones, continue the circular theme and help to connect the different spaces. Repeating colour and forms also help to do this. Purple tones from Acers, Black Elder and Heucheras, create a united design that looks good year round. Black elder provides beautiful pink flowers that bees love (and a pink elderflower champagne if you choose to make some!).

If you’d like to find out more about how it works or you’re keen to get started please do get in touch, we are always delighted to talk to you.

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