Victorian Town Garden


A garden designed for an old Victorian town house. It already benefitted from 2 mature monkey puzzle trees (Araucaria araucana) and an old red brick wall around the entire perimeter.

It also had some problems - the main one being on old raised patio constructed above the damp proof course in front of the sun room. The client confirmed that they had a damp problem in the kitchen.

Nevertheless, with the entrance to the sun room being raised up we either had to replace the existing raised paved area or have steps down from the sun room.

The solution was to use decking as it allows air to circulate underneath and View down garden, therefore solve the damp problem. However, decking would be too contemporay and not give the kind of feel this Victorian garden cried out for. Having said that there is no doubt that the Victorians used something similar to decking (you only have to look at the cricket pavilions of the time). The answer was to build a dummy wall in front of the decking. The result is a seating area which blends in with the property perfectly and could have been there since the house was built.

The rest of the garden revolves around a series of circles and carefully sculpted borders to give year round colour.






Views of the garden before all the work began




A few more views of the garden




Testimonials:

Graham produced the design for our garden, recommended some contractors and also oversaw the work our chosen contractor did. The design delivered everything from our brief and more. We asked for scent, minimal effort and maintenance and a purple and pink colour theme. The surprise in the first year as plants appeared and developed was great and we have spent many happy hours in our garden enjoying it and also doing some light gardening. We are looking forward to the first year of snowdrops in 2020. Graham has also been a helpful adviser for our amateur efforts in establishing our new gardening skills, always patient with helpful suggestions.

J.G. Wixams


Graham has designed, and supported our garden activities for over 20 years, and with great success. His skill is obvious, and his readiness to respond and help in the ongoing modifications and maintenance are noteworthy. We can recommend him without reservations.

Mr and Mrs M. Harrold


We are delighted with our garden, and receive lots of compliments on it
The design was amazingly good value and we would definately ask Graham to design our next garden- if we can ever bring ourselves to part with this one.

Mr and Mrs T, Bromham





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