Traditional Gardens, Lansdown, Bath
To link the new raised terrace with a steeply sloping garden, using a style that complements an early Victorian villa.
The garden, though quite large had such a steep slope away from the house that it had become inaccessible.
Rather than embark on major earthworks to bring more soil up to the terrace level, it was decided that the slope could become a feature. Sweeping stairs were built to link the areas, which created two large sloping raised beds. These were perfect for Victorian shrubberies, planted with a rich combination of textures and colour. The lower level lawn became a traditional flower garden with symmetrical curved beds cut out of each corner. An existing large metal rose pergola was restored creating a glorious Victorian garden feature.