Landscape Gardeners on The Isle of Wight
Fort St, Sandown PO36 8AU

Introduction

Nick had spent a couple of years renovating an old property in Ryde. A single skin lean-to had been removed creating the ideal space for a terrace. We were initially asked to lay footings for a retaining wall. The scope of work grew considerably and, over the course of several months, the entire outside space was redesigned and landscaped. Over 100sqm of Indian Sandstone paving was used in this project, edged with granite setts.

The Brief

  • redesign the back garden to include various spaces for entertaining
  • create a courtyard to the side of the property
  • landscape the front garden

Our Solution – redesign the back garden to include various spaces for entertaining

  • the 20m sloping back garden was landscaped to form a circular lawn, mezzanine terrace and patio
  • each area was linked with feature steps
  • a substantial retaining wall was built on solid footings
  • an old boundary hedge was removed and replanted with beech whips

Our Solution – create a courtyard to the side of the property

  • a large courtyard was formed defined by a new boundary of brick walls and piers
  • Indian Sandstone paving was laid allowing for planting borders
  • a 50ft Sycamore was removed between the house and the neighbouring property

Our Solution – landscape the front garden

  • a paved area behind the front gate was laid leading to steps
  • a transitional path was built connecting to the courtyard and front door
  • the original, uneven front lawn was removed
  • quality top soil was used to level the entire area which was then seeded
  • a border for mixed planting was created next to the front door containing a lavender hedge and perennials such as dahlias & crocosmia

What the client had to say…