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Helen Allison Garden Design - The Hillside Garden

the courtyard garden

Location : Long Melford

This idyllic Suffolk farmhouse is now home to a high-quality B&B business. This space was the backyard of a farmhouse, the sloping and cracked concrete was both unsightly and unsafe. The brief was to transform this space from a liability into a valuable asset. A large shady terrace was created where guests could relax surrounded by beds of colourful planting, with many scented plants. The fragrance on warm summer evenings perfumes the space and also wafts up into the guests’ rooms. Herbs are freely planted throughout, and not only look and smell fabulous, but add flavour to the delicious home-cooking enjoyed by the guests ...


shady terrace  .  business asset  .  scented plants

the courtyard space is now a valuable asset for the B&B business
a large terrace and sloping paths were created
the paths and retaining walls are striking features of this garden design
the borders are full of fragrance and herbs for kitchen use
The Courtyard Garden designed by Helen Allison
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what the client says ...

"Helen personally designed and supervised the construction of our courtyard garden in exemplary fashion. We can give no higher praise for her masterly, original and imaginative design to transform what had been an ugly, sloping and difficult concrete farmyard. "