Cascading central water feature
Cascading central water feature

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Formal paths, lawns and raised beds
Formal paths, lawns and raised beds

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Trellis and arch for privacy
Trellis and arch for privacy

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Cascading central water feature
Cascading central water feature

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A central arbour surrounded by trellis p

Parisian style front garden

This sizeable Didsbury front garden was rarely used due to being completely open to the street.  The extremely sociable owners were looking for a design to create a welcoming, wow-factor for visitors but that also provided privacy from passers-by. 

The design solution is centred around a sunken water feature with surrounding lawns divided by stone paths.  Half-moon beds capitalise on available light levels and are encircled by stone paths providing a journey round the garden to multiple seating areas.  Shady planting beds complete the outside of the circle around the edges of the property. 

A simple French style two-seater bench provides a space for reflection and watching the world go by; while a raised dais with Parisian bistro table and chairs provides a private, sunny spot for breakfast.

Privacy has been provided by creating a dramatic entrance archway surrounded by trellis that also provides lots of space for climbing plants such as clematis and roses.

Before & After Gallery