Domestic Garden Construction (cost £30K-£60K)

Water Gems (Alba) - Private residence, Edinburgh EH14

Domestic Garden Construction (cost £30K-£60K) - Water Gems (Alba) Private residence, Edinburgh EH14
Domestic Garden Construction (cost £30K-£60K) - Water Gems (Alba) Private residence, Edinburgh EH14

Designer Carolyn Grohmann, Secret Gardens
Suppliers CED, Urbis Design, MGD Electrical, Michaela Huber, Sousa Stonemason

As a construction of a rear walled garden designed by Carolyn Grohmann of Secret Gardens in Edinburgh’s New Town, the property is in a conservation area and is listed. The garden was overgrown and the side walls were in a poor state of repair. The scheme involved clearance of all vegetation, repairs to side walls, the construction of a patio, retaining wall, cedec paths and rebar raised beds as well as the installation of wall lighting, a bespoke garden shed and gate, circular bench, sink and compost bins and planting.

Judges’ comments

"The only access to this rear city garden was by a long, narrow passageway to the side of the house. The contractor has demonstrated a wide range of landscaping skills in the execution of this intriguing scheme.

"The paving is excellent and continues cleverly through into the house itself. Raised planters and vegetable beds created using woven steel panels are surrounded by shingle paths and the walling has been pointed to match the house. The inspired choice of materials ensures that the scheme blends beautifully with the stone of the surrounding buildings."

Sponsor: Marshalls


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