We had a marvellous time creating this garden in Bolton this week. They were a truly inspirational family and it was one of our most challenging gardens yet.
It was a huge, long garden from front to back, and absolutely dense with growth. It took a long time just to clear out the old garden before we could even start the landscaping.
This presented us with a huge challenge in terms of landscaping and creating a path. We had to provide access to all parts of the garden from the house, all the way to where we built Katie’s cabin at the very back, and it was a big job.
When it comes to paths many people take the simple route of creating a single, uniform path straight through the garden, but this has significant disadvantages. One is that it doesn’t give you a good vista or viewpoint. Your eye follows the straightest line, your path, all the way to the end of the garden immediately. However, by creating a path with shape and curves that navigate you around the garden, rather than running you straight to the end, you are able to enjoy the garden experience in a far richer way.