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. Carolyn Grohmann of Secret Gardens Design was the designer and is interviewed in this month’s ESPC Premier Living magazine. The garden, which is in Edinburgh’s New Town, won its category and was awarded a Principal Award, much to everyone’s delight.

The owners of this Eton Terrace garden had asked Carolyn Grohmann to design them a garden which would be low maintenance (so no grass) but in which they could grow vegetables as well as flowers and shrubs. Carolyn asked us to create a series of shaped raised beds from rebar, reinforcing bars woven to look like basket weave but which form an immensely strong and long-lasting structure. The paths in between were laid with a fine, compacted pathway gravel and Kevin Clark created a bespoke cedar ‘man shed’ centrepiece. Outside the garden room, a sawn sandstone patio with Urbis lily bowl water feature is backed by a curving stone bench. The bench top is made from scorched oak which was a theme continued on the gate at the rear of the garden.

We feature Eton Terrace in our Projects pages, take a look to see more views of this gorgeous garden.

Congratulations again to everyone who worked on these projects and thanks to our many suppliers who helped us work to such a high standard!