b'A family garden transformedWhilst the developers of this wellbuilt new-build in Goring hadalready constructed the bones of anoutdoor room, the garden lackedthe head turning appeal it deserved.Nevertheless in-house designer JessSarson rose to the challenge ofredesigning a garden which was farwider than it was deep and had aslope of some 1.2m.Despite the plants arriving with100mm of snow on the ground, thegarden has become reallyestablished in less than six monthsand won many plaudits, not leastwhen Jess presented the scheme toThe Society of Garden Designersas part of her adjudicationapplication to become a fullyregistered member of the Society.Indeed the paving supplier PaveStone was so impressed with theproject that images of the gardenwill be used in their 2020 brochure.Top & mid left: Retaining walls andbroad steps made of faux grass, wereconstructed and realigned to make themost of the views from the house.Right: Circular sweeping paths leadyou around the garden, slowing thejourney to enhance the apparent size.Bottom right: An oversized doubleswing was made by our friend andcraftsman Alex Brooks, which at 4m tallcaused the local Planning EnforcementOfficer to pop around to check whatwe were building!Left: Simple raised beds were filled withcut flowers and sweet peas grown byus, and a stunning shepherds hut islikely to be fought over by all the familyBelow: The garden beforeRef: gardendesignco.co.uk/portfolio/a-family-garden | pavestone.co.uk'