Circular Slate and Lavender Garden

A Circular Slate and Lavender Garden


This garden is a level, L-shaped garden (20 x 20m) in Ringwood, Dorset. The owners are a retired couple who want to grow vegetables and then sit and relax in both sun and shade. The soil is slightly acidic loam which is dry under three mature pine trees but moist on the opposite side of the garden.


Requirements for the new garden design/landscape architecture:


  • A curvilinear garden with a slate patio and a large lawn
  • A pergola for Wisteria to detract from the view of the house behind the garden
  • Planting to include roses and lavender
  • Retain the three pine trees
  • Retain some newly planted trees, such as Magnolia grandiflora, but these can be repositioned to hide the house behind
  • A vegetable area at the side of the house with raised beds


Full testimonial: "We are delighted with our new garden. Ann considered are requirements and preferences and has designed a beautiful space that meets our needs, incorporates our planting choices whilst suggesting some new delights that suit the situation. The whole process has been efficient and inspirational. Looking forward to the coming seasons to see how it matures." (see reviews on Houzz) "A well presented, well thought through project", Society of Garden Designers.


This garden has been constructed by Gregorys Landscaping of Piddlehinton and the plants have been sourced by Chichester Trees and Shrubs.


Here are the Outline Plan and some photographs:

Ann Balmforth
ann balmforth GARDEN DESIGNS - Your local Dorset Garden Designer/Landscape Architect
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