I re-visited a garden today that was built and planted up last year. It was a joy to see it being looked after so beautifully, Cathy, the owner told me she loves spending time in the garden now that it has been landscaped, and she waters every evening. As the soil is dry and on shallow chalk, all the planting and lawn has benefited hugely from this care and attention, especially important in this it’s first year.
The main feature of the garden is this lovely gazebo building, oak-framed, and tiled. The outside of the building is clad with rustic-looking stone from a company called Fossil-Stone, www.fossil-stone.co.uk
The floor is made from timberstone – a product which resembles old sleepers. Cathy has furnished the inside to create a really cool chill out zone with fantastic views of the sunset over the rolling hills of Chipstead.
A paved area to sunbathe on the loungers, and on the left a sunken hot tub….
The garden was on a natural steep slope up to a back corner of the garden, and this slope was taken advantage of by designing a rocky stream cascading down to a pond, with adjacent decking linking up to the lounger patio area:
The York stone rocks were claimed from the front garden…our next project! See my following post to see the superb outdoor pizza oven and barbecue area that Cathy designed herself near the house…