This naturalistic, pollinator-packed 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, 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 islands of planting in the gravel.
All the plants were selected for their hardiness to both drought and very low winter temperatures, as well as their attractiveness to the clients, pollinators and wildlife.
Designing sustainably, we used stones dug up on site to create informal pathways, rusting iron left over from the site's history as a farm were placed sculpturally, and an old wash tub reused as a water feature.
Planted in April 2022