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Helen Allison Garden Design - The Hillside Garden

the hillside garden

Location : Stansted Mountfitchet

This steeply-sloping town garden was featureless, largely unusable and unsafe for young children. It was transformed into a series of levelled areas consisting of a upper terrace/deck, two lawns, and a lower terrace. Turf steps with stone edges and risers link the lawns, and a flight of stone steps blend into the lower retaining wall, giving access to the lower terrace. The clients requested a wildlife-friendly planting scheme - this slow-worm pictured sun-bathing on the lower terrace just a few months after completion proves that shy and retiring wildlife can be tempted to share our gardens, even in busy towns, with only a small amount of effort on our part ...

constructed by Woodhouse Landscape Ltd

steeply sloping  .  wildlife haven  .  turf steps

Lawn terraces and turf step
the hillside garden border
the hillside garden
the hillside garden steps
The Hillside Garden designed by Helen Allison
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Many people are particularly keen to attract birds into their garden but often overlook the importance of attracting insects; if you can provide plants and habitats to attract insects to your garden then all other wildlife will inevitably follow.