2015 saw us implement a striking design for the rear garden of a stunning holiday home near the North Norfolk coast. However, having transformed the rear garden, the front garden complete with 160m2 of rutted block paving, left something to be desired.
So working alongside designer Jo Alderson Phillips, (www.joannealderson.com) with whom we have worked closely for many years, we embarked on a scheme that evolved into one of our most ambitious projects in 20 years.
The scheme envisaged 200t of materials coming in and out of the garden. This included ‘crazy paving’ but not as you know it from the 70’s. Instead, sections of Caithness stone weighing up to 350 kilos with dimensions of 1.2m across, were laid on a permeable sub-base and surrounded by permeable resin bound gravel. The striking scheme is a unique creation, with zero water run-off and the ultimate in cutting edge sustainable urban drainage solutions.
Meanwhile basalt sets were laid in sweeping generous arcs to lead you to the stunning entrance and to create a low maintenance mowing strip for the lawn, under which 1000 Crocuses were planted. Locally sourced Norfolk cobbles allow the existing trees to both breathe and be showcased, take centre stage. To cap it all, the project finished a day early and under budget.