Malcolm’s great enthusiasm and love of nature works well with his designs in landscape gardens. He can be contacted to design uniquely landscaped garden layouts to individual requirements.
Project and Brief
This project started with a small stream running through a Breton landscape. The brief was to build three ponds along a natural water way and landscape the surrounding area, using wood, iron and local rocks from the site.
Working in the Environment
This was a challenging project to work on, working with the natural elements of water. It felt at times that nature was working against us, when newly formed ponds were washed away over night with heavy rain falls. This was the down side of our hard work that was destroyed over night. On the positive side we learnt to work with the natural elements by allowing heavy rising water to escape through natural courses.
Five Years On
We have a natural haven of ponds and their wildlife, and a landscape that has been softened by water and shade loving plants.
It is always interesting for me to create a new landscape from the simplicity of a small garden to a challenging landscape involving the complicity of the surrounding architecture and natural elements.
RESTORING A POND
Putting Steps in Lawn
Although the design remains the same when building over a period of time, some parts may change. This lovely Thatched Summer House which was found at The Hampton Court Flower Show was used instead of the original design build.
The dried stone wall that separates the vegetable garden from the house
Doorways always create a bit of a mystery in gardens as well making a partition from one area to another