WILDLIFE-FRIENDLY GARDEN, AUVERGNE, FRANCE
This garden was created to replace an area of lawn which attracted no insects to the garden and looked dry and unhealthy during the hot summer months.
We re-contoured this area of the garden, levelling off the 'lawn' area and adding a 60cm high retaining stone wall with three steps down to the path at the lower section.
Gravel was used to replace the lawn, with dense planting in the gravel, with plants selected for their hardiness to both drought and low winter temperatures.
A water feature was created from an old tub found on site.
Stones were embedded into the gravel to create informal pathways.