A garden design and build in Norfolk
Hall Landscaping were employed to create a garden from a 3 acre wilderness in Thornage near Holt, Norfolk.
The beautiful flint cottage on site had been abandoned for many years and the new owners were keen to give it and the garden a new lease of life. The brief was to keep the garden as wild as possible but making it user friendly and introducing veg garden areas and a fruit cage. The owners were particularly keen on introducing a new Betula Jacquemontii woodland, these beautiful white trunked trees have been increasingly popular in recent years especially when planted en-mass. The woodland would also be planted with bulbs that would carpet the floor flowering throughout the year
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After a mammoth clearance the site was revealed and its potential was clear.
Now that we had a clean slate the fun could begin.
The shaping of the news ponds and stream began as well as planting 100m of native hedging plants. The woodland was planted with 51 Betula Jacquemontii. We used the logs from the scrubby trees, removed in the clearance, to form the winding edges of the woodland path wide enough for two.
In the woodland we planted Snowdrops, crocus, daffodil & narcissus, bluebells and wood anemones.
Along the edge were planted 90 Cornus with orange, red and yellow stems for winter colour.
The new 6mx6m Bradstone smooth natural sandstone patio is now complete and the corner outdoor kitchen will be started next week.
The ponds are due to be lined this week and the flint dams constructed from the loose flints collected on site.
The jetty that reachs out over the top pond has ecodek posts with scaffold poles through there centre of the main support structure. The scaffold poles were set in a reinforced 2 tonned concrete block making it safe place to dip your toes from.
The woodland view
The finished garden in pictures below