Informal Country Garden – Scottish BordersBecca Duncan2020-01-22T08:38:56+00:00
These newlyweds had recently bought this beautiful property in the Scottish Borders. They wanted an informal garden space in which to unwind and relax. A Wisteria clad pergola over a cobbled path beautifully frames the view up the garden. This leads up to a secluded cobbled seating area at the end of the garden. Here, the clients can huddle in front of a pot-belly stove as a patio fire as the nights draw in.
We have created areas for the grandchildren (and grandparents) to play badminton and petanque and have a garden swing. Alternatively, since you are surrounded by so much natural beauty, you can just explore the garden. Meandering paths with sculptures along the way take them to secluded seating areas. Fragrant evergreen hedging screens the compost bins and oil tank.
We also planted areas of natural wildflower meadow, mixed native hedging and pollen rich herbaceous borders around the garden. As a result, this informal planting scheme will entice butterflies, birds and bees in to the garden.
Lastly, a path adjacent to a fence along which espalier fruit trees have been trained leads down to a productive area. Here, the clients are able to grow fruit bushes and cut and come again salad leaves in raised beds.