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Classical Landscapes Garden Design & Landscaping Case Studies

Re-design and landscaping of a garden – Spring 2015

This case study refers to the re-design and landscaping of a residential property’s back garden. The project took approximately two months to complete and was undertaken in Spring 2015.

Client’s key reasons for seeking professional advice:

  • Varying ground levels in more than one direction. In particular, the client was keen for the lawn to lay flush with the patio and paths, rather than having to step down from the patio/paths to the lawn.
  • Hedging advice – general requirement: evergreen and able to be cut back into old growth.
  • New ideas for location and size of patio.
  • Provide solution for shady spot under tree canopy.
  • Lay electrical wiring to the summerhouse.
  • General planting advice.

The brief:

  • Patio large enough to locate dining table and 8 chairs.
  • Barbecue area.
  • Replace existing hedge with new hedge of different variety.
  • Remove pond and replace with stone circle.
  • Site summerhouse.
  • Circular steps.

Solutions and the plan:

  • The patio location was moved from being immediately adjacent to the back of the house to being by the side.
  • A barbecue area was created between the main patio area and an existing shed.
  • A retaining wall was built to maintain an existing flower bed on one side of the garden and soil was moved across the garden to even out levels as much as possible and such that the patio and paths were flush with the lawn.
  • A yew hedge was planted.
  • A rock garden was created under the existing silver birch canopy.
  • A water butt was fitted.


“Classical Landscapes listened carefully to the brief and interpreted it perfectly. The resulting initial plan barely required any tweaks prior to implementation. Any queries along the way were quickly resolved and, where appropriate, reassurance given. The new garden is a joy to look at and a pleasure to be in. It feels much bigger than before.”


Before - Patio and Garden Design Before 2 - Patio & Garden Design

In Progress

Ground Preparation - Garden Design Garden Design in Progress by Classical Landscapes


Completed Garden Re-Design Garden Design Completed