The Hillside Garden
LOCATION | Stansted Mountfitchet
This steeply-sloping town garden was featureless, largely unusable and unsafe for young children.
It was transformed into a series of levelled areas consisting of a upper terrace/deck, two lawns, and a lower terrace. Turf steps with stone edges and risers link the lawns, and a flight of stone steps blend into the lower retaining wall, giving access to the lower terrace.
The clients requested a wildlife-friendly planting scheme – this slow-worm pictured sun-bathing on the lower terrace just a few months after completion proves that shy and retiring wildlife can be tempted to share our gardens, even in busy towns, with only a small amount of effort on our part …
about WILDLIFE PLANTING …
Many people are particularly keen to attract birds into their garden but often overlook the importance of attracting insects; if you can provide plants and habitats to attract insects to your garden then all other wildlife will inevitably follow.