A tricky exposed chalk slope outside a semi detached house was transformed into a chic and private gravel garden with lush planting. The previously sun baked lawn is now a low maintenance, peaceful space with a Judas tree as a central feature. The drive has been widened and curved to enable easy access, sleepers are used to create three new terraces and a gravel mulch is used to highlight the vibrant planting. Acid greens, purples and deep pinks froth over the edges and brick details are used to link the house and garden.
The garden was planted in March 2013, and will start to come into its own in summer 2014 as a succession of bulbs grow through the gravel creating drifts.