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


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


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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