A Grasses and Orchard Garden

A Grasses and Orchard Garden 


This North Dorset garden surrounds a house in a plot that is approximately 60 x 40m. The site is exposed and steeply sloping with well drained, alkaline, sandy soil.  It was originally laid to grass with a sandstone patio on the south side and steep sandstone steps from a gravel drive to the front door and kitchen patio doors. The client would like a low maintenance garden with curvilinear borders and an orchard that blend in with the neighbouring grazing pastures.


Requirements for the new garden design/landscape architecture:


  • Planting that blends with the surrounding fields
  • Immediate screening from the neighbouring house and garden
  • A water feature that makes a statement when seen through the open front door
  • A West Country orchard
  • A reduced area of lawn


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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