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Hillside Garden, Redhill
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The challenge here was to landscape and plant up a fairly large and steeply sloping site on a reasonable budget. We created a large sun terrace at the lower level on which a firepit and statement furniture will be added in the next phase.

 

Landscaping: The slatted fence style allows light and views across surrounding countryside and gardens whilst offering a degree of privacy and is much softer than close board fencing. The stone on the patio has a tumbled finish to give an aged appearance, avoiding the 'brand new' look. Oak sleeper retaining walls provide a good quality, long-lasting solution to terracing the garden and a self-binding gravel path creates a hard wearing, informal and budget-appropriate solution to garden access. 

Planting: Olive trees line the sun terrace which gets fantastic light year round and a statement tree provides, blossom, fruit and autumn colour. Long flowering perennials and grasses with decorative seed heads provide year-round interest with relatively low maintenance requirements and fulfil the client brief of a purple and yellow paradise.