Limestone Quarry Garden


This is a large, south facing garden on the rear side of a contemporary extension to a small cottage near Blandford, Dorset. The garden was to be set in an old quarry, with a view of farmland across a lane to the east and steep banks to the south and west. It was completely overgrown apart from a garage and the base for a drive around which was a curved retaining wall with steps up to the house. The clients wanted a curvilinear garden with several seating areas and significant borders for cottage garden planting.


Requirements for the new garden design/landscape architecture:


  • A patio outside the bifold doors from the lounge
  • Winding paths to a patio outside a shed which will be later converted into a summer house
  • A high level path around the circular quarry area with paths leading down to a lawn
  • A retaining wall on the west side near the house


This garden was constructed by Gregorys Landscaping in Piddlehinton and the plants supplied 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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