Our clients worked in graphic design and the air force. Not afraid to get stuck into manual work, they designed and renovated their home for the rental market with the view to return in years to come.
Having recently bought a fantastic flint work building oozing with original features, our clients needed a garden that would fit in with their modern take on the traditional cottage styled home they’d renovated. With our client working in design already, they were keen to find a contractor who would be prepared to work with them on garden ideas throughout the process. In keeping with the existing flint walls of both the house and the garden, they wanted to achieve a rustic themed garden space.
During the initial groundwork we discovered an old well, covered by a 6” thick piece of rock, as well as exposing a disused cess pit. Having to adapt to our recent discoveries, we were able to build a stone bench from the capstone on the old well which made a great feature catching the morning sun. We created a raised planter from old bricks found around the property, already well-
aged. These bricks sat superbly in the cottage styled garden our clients had desired. To further compliment the style of the garden, we laid grey sandstone paving to bring out the rich colours of the flint work elsewhere in the design. Finally, we cut back the jungle that was the rear of the garden, leaving two or three larger trees to aid in screening from a neighbouring development. The rest of the garden was laid the garden to lawn. We recycled the random laid stones that were part of the original garden. Carefully lifting the stones, we relaid them from the hidden bin storage around the corner to the bottom of the garden gate, offering a practical yet ascetically pleasing option for bin day.