How do you turn a neglected area of garden into a low maintenance family-friendly space?
One example of a design is shown here, where the brief was to change an unloved part of a garden in Hampshire into a low maintenance but beautiful space where the family could either play games or sit and enjoy the view.
As you can see from the design a key part of the design is the Planting Plan which lays out exactly which plant is going to go where and how many of them are needed in each space.
The above planting plan is for a fairly loose and airy look. It consists of a combination of shrubs and perennials to make it a relatively low maintenance space and the variety of different plants recommended has been kept relatively low and the design repeats those plants selected to create a harmonious feel. Two different types of hedging, roses on one side to act as a beautiful but thorny physical barrier. Whereas espaliered apple trees have been used on the other sided, to give the family a good reason to come down to pick the apples. There is also a wooden summerhouse with a terrace and a fire pit making it a great place to hang out and with toy and games storage to the side, the children will be happy to come and play whilst you enjoy a well-earned drink of whatever takes your fancy!