Garden Flower Trowel


We built this garden some time ago, but it remains one of our most challenging projects to date – and its success was down to good working relationships with the client and architect.
They both knew exactly what they wanted, but gave us the freedom to do what we’re good at, which included major earthworks, managing a hand-picked team of craftspeople, and sourcing beautiful traditional materials.

Client's View

“Having scaled down from an eight acre country garden, we wanted to create a new town garden with just as much structure and interest.”

Architect's view

AKimage1“This interesting site required a design that linked the house with the garden, but at the same time played down the significant change in levels when viewed from the house.”

Anne Keenan,

Builder's view

“With restricted town centre access, and huge amounts of materials to import and export, we had to schedule all the  tradespeople very tightly to ensure successful completion, on time.

“But what we really enjoyed about this project was the challenge of finding exactly the right materials; for example, the traditional lime mortar needed to match what was used originally. We also sourced

a selection of handmade bricks from around the country, then laid around 25,000 – enough for a largish house.”