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Garden transformation  – Landscaping Cambridge

A large garden transformation to curved paths, oak archway, circular planted domes, various interesting architectural features, and no lawn to mow! – Another stunning project for our landscaping Cambridge team to complete.

This project required the skill of our expert landscape designer to draw up a layout. A design which would complement the beautiful, thatched property, providing interesting views all year round, a delightful seating area and various focal points throughout the garden.

As with every landscaping project site preparation is key and our experienced landscaping team had to carefully clear the area of existing hedging and turf and remove the waste from site. The remaining soil was then levelled and graded, and fresh topsoil enriched with mushroom compost was mixed into the beds and domes ensuring all would be ready for planting. Therefore, site could be marked out and ready for work to commence.

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The area was cleverly divided and encircled by pathways which were laid with natural sandstone paving and edged with parish cobble setts. A long oak arch/pergola was built over the central walkway leading to a decorative wrought iron-work arbour nest seat, positioned at the far end on an area of Wivenhoe gravel. Symmetrical plinths topped with planted urns stand by the seating. Behind the seating is a semi-circle of small lollipop trees. The central walkway has been positioned so that the view from the large picture windows of the property looks down through the archway drawing your eye to the attractive seating area. Climbing, fragrant plants such as winter jasmine and honeysuckle will be planted along the archway and climb over the structure.

In front of the arched walkway, a large circular dome has been created and planted with chamomile which has delicate fern-like evergreen leaves and pretty, yellow and white, edible flowers which are also attractive to bees and butterflies. Moreover, two further smaller chamomile domes have also been created within the paved area, all edged with parish cobbled setts.

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To one side of the garden is the oval shaped outdoor dining area where the same decorative gravel has been laid over a geo-textile membrane to help suppress weed growth and once again edged with the parish cobbled setts. This area is shaded by a stunning pagoda of two crossed waterproof triangular sunshades/sails attached to supporting posts to form a star with a further smaller triangular sail at the end.

Either side of the main chamomile dome are areas of sedum, which provide a carpet of colour and small red/pink flowers, these are also loved by butterflies and bees. The sedum sections are neatly separated from the Wivenhoe gravel by more parish cobbled setts.

Circular paving has been constructed on the other side of the garden, divided into quarters with a central plinth topped with an intricate armillary sundial providing another focal point. The small sections are gravel with similar planting to the larger areas together with smaller boulders/stones.

To either side of the main pathway are areas of attractive gravel scattered with a mix of stunning glacier boulders and stones and planted with various low grasses and low clumps of flowering evergreen plants. In addition, circular steppingstones form the pathway across the rear of the gravel areas.

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Curved herbaceous borders constructed at the rear and around the side complete this delightful outdoor space with a pink, white and purple colour scheme along with some new trees and fencing. Viburnum and hydrangea are among the shrubs chosen here. These beds have been topped with a covering of bark mulch, helping to keep in moisture and reduce weeds.

Therefore, there is a calm, peaceful and relaxed air to this elegant, superior design, which will alter with the seasons and as the planting matures and is also fairly low maintenance with no lawns to cut. The various pathways invite you to explore the garden with its various focal points and architectural features and there will be all year-round interest here.

Would you like to explore the options for our expert team to transform your outdoor space or perhaps you have another project for our team who are landscaping Cambridge and the surrounding areas?


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