Family Garden, Bishopston

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A garden for relaxation, play and wildlife in Bishopston

Some hard landscaping was already in place in this Bishopston family garden.  The family had recently completed the ground floor renovations including a new terrace and crittall glazing.  The remainder of the garden was to be landsaped providing a space for the family to relax as well as the children to play.  High on the list was wildlife friendly planting.

family garden with pergola
two timber planters

Initially two timber planters were constructed and plantied to aid privacy when seated on the terrace. Secondly, a band of brick paving adjoining the main terrace was installed to create a smoother transition onto the lawn. It also acts as a mowing strip. A timber storage unit was installed adjoining the terrace. This creates a handy place to store long handled tools. A new lawn was laid and edged in timber. To the rear of the garden sits a bespoke pergola, painted a dark colour of the client’s choice, from the Lick range. The timber pergola features an integrated playhouse platform.  The chunky wood frame allows play equipment to be suspended from it, while the platform base is a useful storage area for the mower.  Reclaimed brick and procelain paving materials were used to echo the materials installed on the main terrace. A bespoke, corner sofa constructed from oak sleepers, provides permanent seating to relax as a family.  The planting consists of bee, butterfly and bird friendly species.  A beautiful multi-stem cherry and tall perennials hug the seating area where a bespoke oak sofa is positioned. The cherry tree creates a focal point to draw your eye down the garden. A flowering honeysuckle has been planted to climb up ther pergola. New slatted timber fencing was installed to match an existing boundary. Finally, a crab apple tree, as it matures, will help to screen an adjoining property, and create privacy.