Sloping garden with 1970s landscaping in need of some new ideas

Developing a tricky sloping site by the coast

Follow the development and improvement of a steeply sloping coastal garden.
The challenge of creating level sections on steep slopes and blending with previous landscaping work is probably one of the most difficult tasks for any garden designer. Balancing the desire for great views with the need for some shelter and privacy is what fires designers to pull out the creative stops!

The design by Carolyn Trussell was implemented by MG Wale Landscapes and the stunning results can be seen in the 'Coastal Garden' section of the portfolio.

Warm coloured fossil sandstone and recycled Dorset limestone form the main terrace and paths. Retaining walls create good usable space for entertaining and mature Acers have been successfully incorporated into the design. Everywhere there is a careful emphasis on creating level and well defined areas such as the circular lawn formed with softwood sleepers and the strong geometrics for the lawns by the deck.

If you have a challenging, sloping site and don't know how to get the best from it, Natural Habitat Design will be happy to work with you to find a practical and unique solution.