To create a family garden with a formal seating area and traditional herbaceous borders, in a woodland setting.
High on the plateau of Lansdown and overlooked by Beckford’s Tower, this cottage garden had no structure or usable spaces. The woodland area was inaccessible and did not link with the rest of the garden.
The raised patio was redeveloped and a stone terrace created. The new seating area now had fine views of the neighbouring golden tower and surrounding woodland. A new winding level lawn, flanked by herbaceous borders offered a route into the trees. The woodland floor was cleared in pockets to introduce new swathes of planting creating a mass of spring colour and structure through out the year. Log seats and a table were placed in a clearing to draw people into the woodland and encourage children’s play.