Gravel Garden

Mediterranean Inspired Planting

My clients were a couple on the verge of retirement who wanted to enjoy their garden space without it being too much work and would adapt to their changing lifestyle, so the plants would need to add seasonal interest whilst being easy to care for. The compact garden is south facing and offered little in the way of shade during the height of summer. The existing garden was set over two levels.
A Mediterranean style scheme was devised to suit the free draining and sunny conditions in the garden. The change in level was retained and used to create two different garden areas, but with a unified style. The treatment of boundaries was addressed by opting for a harmonised finish and consolidated look. A darker fence was chosen to complement the colour palette used on the planting. A panel was added inside of the rear boundary as a backdrop to a feature container and planting whilst offering a hidden storage area behind.