Description of work
This particular client wanted to create a natural looking garden compared with the more traditional gardens that we normally undertake. The client was a very keen gardener and had a number of allotments that were situated on the hedge beyond the garden, including a number of bee hives.
Firstly, apart from an old apple tree everything had to be dug out and removed from the site. The pathways were then marked out and we dug these down a further 100mm, type1 mot was then brought onto the site and spread and compressed with the wacker plate. The client also wanted a natural pond in front of the terrace area, this was dug out and shaped to a depth of 600mm in the deepest part. For this project the client specifically wanted a hoggin finish for the paths often used on national trust sites. The client also wanted a specific type of hoggin which we were able to source from a company called Breedon aggregates based in Derbyshire. The hoggin was then spread to a depth of 50mm and also compressed using water spray to help the compression.
The area was then planted out using a lot of ornamental grasses: Verbena’s, Bamboo, and Salvias to name a few.
Although this was a slightly different project to the hard-landscaping ones we usually undertake, I feel it has a distinct look and feel. This natural looking garden was designed with nature in mind, rather than man, which is a merit to the forward thinking of the client.
- Client: Bloomfield Park, Bath
- Date: Summer 2018
- Categories: Design & build, Wildflower