Canal-side Garden
Canal-side Garden
Canal-side Garden
Canal-side Garden
Canal-side Garden
Canal-side Garden
Canal-side Garden
Canal-side Garden
Canal-side Garden
The brief was to transform an inherited, somewhat overgrown garden, full of dominating shrubs, and make it into an exciting place for the children to play as well as a haven for wildlife. We specified nectar-rich plants for insects and hedging to provide birds with cover for foraging and nesting. The inspiration for the design was a diagonal theme, to give a sense of width in this long, thin garden. The dynamic path running along the triangular planting beds invites the visitor to wander and explore. A gazebo gives somewhere peaceful to sit, year-round, and watch the world go by on the canal. The children's play area combining a slide, climbing wall and monkey bars is hidden behind the gazebo.

All photos by Laura Burt