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Country Cottage

This area behind a Derbyshire country cottage was a dark, overgrown bank with old concrete steps accessing a higher lawned area. We designed and built a new paved area set deep into the bank, excavating to achieve a completely new area that is sheltered and sunny. We decided to build the steps and retaining walls to look as if they may have belonged to a ruined mill building, and used reclaimed materials suitable for the theme and context. Circular paved areas and a low raised bed surrounding an old established yew tree give the impression of space and real country charm.

Cottage garden stone steps
Garden landscaping
Cottage garden green planting
Cottage garden design
Garden landscaping stone wall
dry stone wall with planting