The photographs below show a recent garden design in a secluded property tucked behind the old school house in Thornham (N. Norfolk). This medium sized courtyard garden was transformed from a bland space to a seaside oasis of colour, movement and tactile features. The customer brief was for a dog friendly, seaside feel, reasonably low maintenace garden with only green & white flowers … and don’t forget the remote control garden lights, woven steel fences and brickweave patio and path. Not a problem for Louise Barby – head of Garden Design at Balanis Gardening
Get the Digger in and prepare the ground
BEFORE – This is sometime around day 3 or 4 of preparation. The old turf was removed along with several dead and poorly positioned trees. Thornham is in a conservation area so all tree work is performed in strict accordance with Tree Preservation Order. Balanis manage all the essential paperwork and liaise directly with the Borough Council with regard to TPO applications etc.
Preparing for the Hard Lanscaping
HALFWAY there – Looking South – the ground has been levelled, weed resistant membrane installed and over 4 tonnes of shingle added. In the foreground, following the removal of the unwanted trees, the patio area is prepared – ready for brick weave – and the custom steel edging has been installed. On the left-hand side bed the woven steel hurdle (low fence) have been added to keep the family dogs off the flower beds.
Garden Design Finished – customer very happy
FINISHED – this garden has a bit of everything on offer from Balanis. Garden Design with over 90 plants added in throughout the 3 flower beds following a strict request from the customer – everything must be green and white – no other colours. Hard Landscaping with the inclusion of a brickweave patio, steel edging and woven steel fencing and a brickweave pathway. We also used our preferred electrical contractors to add various uplights and mood lights around the garden. The mood enhancing garden lighting is all controlled with keyfob remote control. Please scroll all the way down to the the various views of the completed garden design.