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Almshouse Garden

The front courtyard of a 17th Century former almshouse hospital required additional structural planting and path routes following conversion to a family home.

It was important that the new design for paving and planting was in keeping with the historic grandeur of the building.

Paths were formed using brick edges, set with lime mortar, with traditional self-binding breedon gravel forming the walking surface. Formal planting with Box and Yew create evergreen structure whilst mixed shrub, perennial and grass planting give seasonal interest.

The client was very pleased with the end result, subsequently requesting further work to design and build a family dining space to the East of the main house. This included a bespoke pergola, paving and planting to create an enclosed, sheltered separate space to seat up to 12 people.

Design by Daniel Lobb.  Built by Graduate Landscapes.

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