Open Gardens Bridge of Allan 2021

What a beautiful day it was on Sunday 6th June 2021 in Bridge of Allan and not just because the sun was shining. Several talented gardeners kindly agreed to open their gardens to the public as part of Scotland’s Garden Scheme. Spread across Bridge of Allan, there were all sorts of sizes and styles to see, something to suit all tastes. Here are some photos from our visits…

The woodman is a stunning garden sculpture

The woodman is a stunning garden sculpture with great symbolism

 

What a delightful spot for afternoon tea

What a delightful spot for afternoon tea

 

A stunning walkway of climbers

A stunning walkway of climbers

 

Roses clamber over this pretty wall

Roses clamber over this pretty wall

 

A stunning terraced garden

A stunning terraced garden

 

A beautiful cantilevered pergola

A beautiful cantilevered pergola

 

We loved this pizza oven

We loved this pizza oven

 

This garden was full of bloom & slate sculpture

This garden was full of bloom & slate sculpture

 

A relaxing water feature and arbour

A relaxing water feature and arbour

 

Glorious trees ablaze in the June sunshine

Glorious trees ablaze in the June sunshine

 

The scent in this garden was amazing

The scent in this garden was amazing

 

Stunning water feature, sculpture and planting

Stunning water feature, sculpture and planting

 

More amazing scent from this wisteria

More amazing scent from this wisteria

 

A stunning terraced garden

A stunning terraced garden

 

A wonderful surprise of a Japanese Zen garden

A wonderful surprise of a Japanese Zen garden

 

The relaxing Zen garden

The relaxing Zen garden

We had a wonderful afternoon exploring these gardens and we highly recommend visiting when the opportunity arises.

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A Relaxing Garden in Dunblane

Our clients asked us to redesign their garden and wanted to get rid of their old decking and create a seating area in the sunniest corner of the garden. The rear boundary needed to be unified and made more appealing and new paths and planting was a must. With design tools at the ready, we set about creating a relaxing garden in Dunblane!

 

Before – an unappealing back garden

 

relaxing garden in dunblane

After – the garden has been transformed

The clients were adding a new contemporary extension to the house and wanted a beautiful garden to look out onto and enjoy. Existing trees were kept and new planting added to provide year round interest. The “utility” area was revamped with new veg beds, paving and gravel.

The new extension

The new paths and patio were created using a beautiful golden sandstone edged in setts. Chunky timber sleepers were used as a retaining wall in order to create a flatter lawn area and step down to the new patio.

Beautiful new sandstone paving

Beautiful new sandstone paving

A beautiful array of planting provides year round interest, attracts wildlife, provides scent as you relax in the sunshine and softens the hard landscaping.

Planting surrounds the seating area

Planting surrounds the seating area

 

View up to the stunning new extension

View up to the stunning new extension

Where the old deck was, new lawn and planting was added. A new horizontally slatted fence at the bottom of the garden unifies this are and provides a backdrop to the new planting.

The lawn is surrounded by planting

The lawn is surrounded by planting

If you have a garden that you need help designing please get in touch to arrange our free design consultation.

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