BALI Landscape Awards 2014, Scorched oak bench, Urbis lily bowl, Edinburgh Eton Terrace garden, built by Water Gems, designed by Carolyn Grohmann, BALI award winning 2014

BALI National Landscape Awards 2014

The 2014 BALI National Landscape award winning garden that we built at Eton Terrace was featured in the news again. This month’s ESPC Premier Living magazine features an interview with Carolyn Grohmann of Secret Gardens Design, who created the design for this garden. The garden, located in Edinburgh’s New Town, won its category and was awarded a Principal Award, much to everyone’s delight.

The owners had asked Carolyn Grohmann to design them a garden, which would be low maintenance – so no grass! However, they also wanted a garden where they could grow vegetables as well as flowers and shrubs. Carolyn asked us to create a series of shaped, raised beds using industrial rebar. Weaving the metal reinforcing bars together in a basket-like weave, we created structures, which were immensely strong and long-lasting.

We used fine, compacted pathway gravel to create the paths, and Kevin Clark created a bespoke cedar ‘man shed’ centrepiece. Outside the garden room, a curving stone bench backs a sawn sandstone patio with an Urbis lily bowl water feature. We crafted a bench top from scorched oak and also continued this theme on the gate at the rear of the garden.

We feature Eton Terrace in our project galleries, please click here to see more views of this gorgeous garden.

Congratulations to everyone who worked on the various elements of this project. We would also like to thank our many suppliers who helped us work to such a high standard!