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flowing country wildlife garden

flowing country wildlife garden

This garden is approximately 50 x 40m and faces south-west.  It is slightly sloping and the soil is acidic loam.  The client wanted a flowing, curvilinear garden with a lot of planting to walk around and relax in, with room for a summerhouse in the top corner to enjoy the evening sun with a glass of wine.  A patio near the house should have a view of a large pond with flowing water, and the client also wanted a shady patio in a raised area from which to view the donkeys and horses in the adjoining fields.


Requirements for the new design/landscape architecture:


  • A significant water feature

  • Shady and sunny patios

  • Lawn paths to circulate around the garden

  • Lawn

  • Additional trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials


Full testimonial:



"We needed a 'big vision' for our new garden and that is exactly what Ann delivered.  


"She listened carefully to our ideas and interpreted them into a flowing garden with wide sweeps of planting, generous paved areas and a curvaceous pond which reflects the sunsets just magnificently.


"As the construction process evolved so did some aspects of the original plan so we now have a garden which is not only Ann's design but a bit of ours too!  I enjoyed a lovely morning discussing the planting schemes and we are looking forward to our first spring/summer, seeing some leaves on the trees and the continuing evolution of our garden; a garden which without Ann's vision coupled with her attention to detail simply wouldn't exist.  Thank you."


Mrs B., Ashington, Dorset


This garden has been constructed and the plants have been sourced from Chichester Trees and Shrubs and the Dorset Water Lily Company.

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