HOLSWORTHY ECO HOME 
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This high specification new build Eco home, with Sedum roof and solar panels, had the usual plain lawn garden left by the builders with some steps and a cheap handrail taking you up to the rising lawn. The space was also very narrow between the gabian wall and the house. 
 
The clients travel quite frequently so wanted no lawn, minimal planting and lots of seating areas with a different feel to each. They like to entertain and also use a barbeque/smoker quite a lot. 
 
I created four different areas using a variety of materials and levels with generous steps and substantial raised beds with built in seating. I also added an enclosed area built into one raised bed to house BBQ and cooking equipment. This also got its very own Sedum roof. The fencing was repaneled and the whole space now looks a great deal bigger.  
 
All the stone from the original gabled wall was repurposed and dimable lighting makes it useable after dark for dinner parties etc.  
 
Alison Bockh Garden Design - As the builders left it
Alison Bockh Garden Design - Builders left awful (cheap) steps and handrail
Alison Bockh Garden Design -  Gabian wall too close to house
Alison Bockh Garden Design - As the builders left it
Alison Bockh Garden Design - Much more space between house and wall
Alison Bockh Garden Design -  Generous new steps reusing stone from original gabians
Alison Bockh Garden Design - Millboard decking and Raised beds
Alison Bockh Garden Design - Much more space and elegant steps
Alison Bockh Garden Design - Looking much bigger now
Alison Bockh Garden Design -  Utterly transformed
Alison Bockh Garden Design - Reused stone and painted fencing
Alison Bockh Garden Design - Bamboo will grow to create barrier to stop falls from higher level. Subtle planting.
Alison Bockh Garden Design - A garden for grown ups not children. Furniture to come.
Alison Bockh Garden Design - Dimmable lighting
Alison Bockh Garden Design - Lighting makes for a very useable space at night.
Alison Bockh Garden Design - Adjustable lighting makes it all useable and safe at night.
Alison Bockh Garden Design - Lit steps make the whole space safe at night and look great!
Garden Designer North Devon, Landscaper Devon, Horticultural Consultant Devon, Devon Garden Designer. 
 
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