A Tropical Coastal Garden 


This is a relatively small garden in Mudeford, Dorset.  The client wanted a distinctive, tropical feel in the rear garden carried through to a steep front garden which had to accommodate access to a new garage at the side of the house and additional parking for one car.  The soil is acidic, sandy loam.


Requirements for the new garden design/landscape architecture:


Rear Garden

  • A patio with access from bifold doors
  • A cascading water feature
  • A hidden dog "training" area
  • A raised patio to catch the evening sun while sipping a glass of wine
  • Borders with tropical-looking plants, protected from a new puppy


Front Garden

  • A permeable drive to the garage
  • Parking for an additional car


This garden will be constructed by the client.


Here are some photos, although the planting still has to mature, and the Outline Plan:

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