Over the last two or three years I Have been busy transforming a very neglected and overgrown mess into something different.
To me many gardens are very stale and boring and you often have a job picking out one from another. Quite why people are afraid to think outside the box a bit, is a bit of a mystery to me.
A garden should in my opinion hold interest and fun to all ages. A happy child equals a happy adult. A garden should also where and when possible be accessible to people of any ability or disability.
Those ideals have helped to form the back bone of what I am trying to achieve, and in some ways whilst the garden is a long way from being finished, I am close to my goal as I have now been approached by a local school with the view to the children's gardening club coming to visit.
Sculpture is forming a large part and main framework of my garden, and all pieces are being made by myself. Plants are kind of secondary, but are also going to form a crucial element. The soil is very acidic and the garden is quiet wooded and shade covered. It is also sadly North facing.
Another key element and something that was last years project, is the vegetable garden. My personal design brief for this was quite simple. I wanted to keep it as easy to look after as possible!
If you wish, I can post up photos of the various stages, various sculptures and various features, and here is a quick and small glimpse.
Also a quick couple of before shots!