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Modern to Victorian in Collier Row



Professional couple with a rapidly growing family had this lovely house built. We initially went for a week to create raised beds, planting, lighting and a water feature around the large front driveway, but we stayed for a month doing additional things on the house and the rear garden nearest the house which had patio and lawn. We returned three months later to tackle the bottom half of the garden which was a wilderness. We built a modern take on a Victorian kitchen garden in one half with a decking area to take a summer house, curved paths using Victorian clay pavers with camomile growing in the gaps and six raised beds all made in different materials for roses and veg. The area was enclosed in a candy striped picket fence. The other half was for the kids. We built from scratch a childrens play cabin with windows, shutters, stairs, slide and swing and the upper section can continue up into the oak tree as the children grow. We surrounded the area with rubber chippings, created a small wildlife pond and bug hotel, then a tree seat was installed and the ground seeded with meadow seed.