A COASTAL RETREAT 
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This rather grand Edwardian house overlooking the Taw estuary was undergoing major refurbishment –so too the sloping garden. On top of the huge garage was the main roof garden with a small lawn surrounded by cobbles and raised beds of oak sleepers. Planting was a mix of hardy exotics and grasses to give year round interest as the house was often let out. 
 
A set of sleeper steps led to a tiny annexe at the very top of the garden; here the planting was a more seasonal, cottagey style that would cope with the salty, coastal winds. Arriving at a building site may seem overwhelming - but each area of this complex garden just needed managing one step at a time. Good teamwork brings the project together between client, project manager, designer and the builders. 
Alison Bockh Garden Design and Landscaping - North Devon - the starting point
Alison Bockh Garden Design and Landscaping - North Devon -Granny Annexe before
Alison Bockh Garden Design and Landscaping - North Devon - Building the steps to granny annexe complete with cottage garden
Alison Bockh Garden Design and Landscaping - North Devon - Lawn area over 5 car garage and raised beds
Looking down on turfed garage roof from cottage garden
Alison Bockh Garden Design and Landscaping - North Devon - Front entrance and drive now complete
Alison Bockh Garden Design and Landscaping - North Devon - Modern deck over gymnasium overlooking lawned area
Alison Bockh Garden Design and Landscaping - North Devon - soon to be cottage garden
Garden House granny annexe cottage garden
Alison Bockh Garden Design and Landscaping - North Devon - Rear of house seen from Garden house/ granny annexe
Alison Bockh Garden Design and Landscaping - North Devon - Planting and landscaping finished with raised beds beside rooftop lawn
Alison Bockh Garden Design and Landscaping - North Devon - One year on and planting looking good
Alison Bockh Garden Design and Landscaping - North Devon - Planters and raised beds looking very happy
Garden Designer North Devon, Landscaper North Devon, Horticultural Consultant North Devon, North Devon Garden Designer. 
 
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