A Sunny Secluded Garden


 This is an east facing rear garden on acidic clay in Weymouth, Dorset.  It is bordered by fences and a wall, and consisting of rectangular lawn within which borders, a decking area and a greenhouse have been situated.  The garden is c. 9m x 11m with large shrubs on the south side, shading the garden. The couple wanted a low maintenance garden design/landscape architecture with less shade and more colour throughout the year.  They also wanted a small raised herb and vegetable patch. The soil is acidic loam.


Requirements for the new garden design/landscape architecture:


  • Retain some of the existing lawn, the decking, greenhouse and 2 mature trees
  • Replace the paving adjacent to the house with a patio
  • Incorporate raised beds, including a small herb and vegetable area
  • Include roses and fuchsias, but no bulbs to provide all year round interest


Full testimonial:

"My husband and I found Ann to be very knowledgeable and professional. She was punctual for meetings, polite and extremely helpful. Always willing to suggest alternatives and gave good sound advice, not only on the project at hand, but on our existing garden and plants therein. Always upbeat and happy, she delivered our plans in a timely manner and her work was extremely detailed and complete. When we decided to amend the plans adding a wall, it was not too much trouble for Ann to accommodate. We are both very impressed with the quality of her work and would definitely recommend her services to others. Thank you Ann, for all your hard work!

Mrs W, Weymouth, Dorset.

Here are the Mood Board, a view of the garden before the redesign, the Outline Plan, the Planting Plan and the Construction Plans:


Ann Balmforth
ann balmforth GARDEN DESIGNS - Your local Dorset Garden Designer/Landscape Architect
If you have any questions regarding the designs please don’t hesitate to contact me.