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Landscaping preparation for new borders in Oxfordshire garden

Landscaping preparation for new borders in Oxfordshire garden

The ground is cleared, prepared and levelled ready for setting out the design.

Oxfordshire Planting Design Case Study

Brief:

The end of the long garden was underutilized and offered a great space for naturalistic planting and creating a garden distinctly different from the more formal garden close to the house.

Design:

An organic circular swirl of planting with a curved seat at its heart provides scope for planting tall ornamental grasses and late flowering herbaceous perennials.

Naturalist planting border in mid summer

Naturalist planting border in mid summer

Landscaping preparation for new borders in Oxfordshire garden

Landscaping preparation for new borders in Oxfordshire garden

Circular layout for mown paths and planted borders

Circular layout for mown paths and planted borders

New landscaping taking shape in Oxfordshire garden

New landscaping taking shape in Oxfordshire garden

A grove of Betula utilis is planted at the entrance of the new garden

A grove of Betula utilis is planted at the entrance of the new garden

First season after planting the garden in Autumn

First season after planting the garden in Autumn

Planting in Autumn allows herbaceous plants time to settle in.

Planting in Autumn allows herbaceous plants time to settle in.

Ornamental grasses in Oxfordshire garden

Ornamental grasses in Oxfordshire garden

12 months on, the new borders have filled out

12 months on, the new borders have filled out