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The Low-Maintenance, Bee-Friendly Garden

This long, narrow garden is in a beautiful location leading down to a canal, but it was a messy patch of grass and the client had fallen out of love with the space. The existing straight, grey, block path and concrete circle dominated the garden and made it look longer and thinner. Charlotte counteracted this with curved beds and a new seating area to catch the evening sun. These beds now enclose the plain circle and are planted with a profusion of bee-friendly plants that tumble over, softening the edges. Dominic was keen to embrace the industrial heritage of the canal so Charlotte suggested painting the fences grey and the dated-looking white columns black. Simple things can make a big difference! The client is delighted and says he has fallen in love with the garden and gardening.

Thanks to Anthony Dear Landscapes for the build and to the client for the “Before” pictures.

“Thank you for a great design. Love the way you sussed what I wanted and needed. Amazing”
Dominic — Staverton

Charlotte's drawing for the low-maintenance, bee-friendly garden

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