Sculpture Garden, before Garden, after Seating Steyning in bloom award, front garden Concept Plan Planting plan
Sculpture Garden, before Garden, after Seating Steyning in bloom award, front garden Concept Plan Planting plan
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Steyning, Sussex

The clients didn’t want a lawn to mow in the small thin back garden. They did want to have a sense of discovery , a summer house and space to entertain and relax. By partially screening the back part the visitor has an area to explore and two separate seating areas are created. The garden was part of redevelopment of the whole house and had a strict budget allocated to it which this design stayed within.

In the front there was a need to create a parking area but no wish to have a view of the car from the downstairs window. This garden won an award from “Steyning in Bloom”

What the Client said

"Miriam designed our gardens to suit our specific needs......both of us are into our 8th decade!   She did so exactly and completed the project on time and to our budget!   We bought a derelict end of terrace cottage of which the front and rear lawned gardens had not been tended for some years.   Our requirements were for largely paved areas surrounded by shrubs and flowers to provide colour, scents and interest throughout the year.   We wanted the rear garden to be an extension of our living room which opens directly onto it and the front garden to provide hard standing for car parking without our car dominating the front of our home. Above all we wanted it to be 'low maintenance.

Miriam achieved all of our objectives which included attractive border fencing, a water feature, Summer House and division of the rear garden by a living divider into two 'rooms'.   As a result of her clever grading of the front garden and the maturing of the shrubs and plants which she selected 6 years ago, the parked car is hardly noticeable!  The gardener we have employed since spends about half a day each month to tidy up, prune as necessary and replace the odd overgrown or failing plant or shrub.

We have recommended Miriam to friends who have been delighted with her services."