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Large Family Garden Design

Holme Next the Sea (Norfolk)


This family home in Holme -next-the-Sea took advantage of all the garden design services on offer from Balanis. We started with our steel edging contractor splitting the garden in to 4 distinct areas and adding 4 x woven steel planters. More than a dozen trees were planted along the primary borders. We installed a timed irrigation system (drip feed) to the main flower beds and a new wildflower meadow. Our electrical contractor installed more than 15 discrete uplights and convenient electric points around the garden. A beautiful 150 year old Olive tree was added as a main focal point of the design. In 12 months this garden will be unrecognisable as the flowers and shrubs establish themselves over the coming months

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Hard Landscaping – patio, firepit and arbour

AFTER – addition of the family patio area, a stone (steel lined) firepit and oak arbour. Silver birches planted behind the seating area. Outdoor lighting installed throughout with over 300m of cabling and remote control for added convenience.

Wildflower meadow – the top of the garden was dedicated to a wildflower meadow and 7 tree mixed variety orchard. Over 500 plug plants were added to give this lovely natural environment. Throughout the summer the wildflower meadow thrived with everything from Californian poppies to cornflowers, birds-foot trefoil and meadow buttercup. Needless to say – it was a haven for butterflies and moths.

Focal Point – a beautiful Oak Tree and uplighting

AFTER – a stunning 150 year old Olive Tree planted with contrasting white pebbles. Outdoor lighting used to uplight the features at night

Outdoor Electrics and Steel Lawn Edging

AFTER – steel lawn edging installed throughout. Trees moved from front garden to back. Over 200 plants introduced with an automated undersoil drip feed irrigation system

Compost & Manure to improve the soil quality

AFTER – 7 tonnes of compost and manure added to existing topsoil to improve soil quality. In 12 months time all these plants will have spread and established themselves with help from the new irrigation system (under soil / drip feed)

Woven Steel Planters, Orchard and Wild Flower meadow

AFTER – 4 x woven steel planters added for kitchen herbs and vegetables. The area behind has been planted with over 500 wild flower plant plugs and 7 small fruit trees