Maggie’s Centre, Edinburgh

Through the Autumn and Winter of 2018/2019 we carried out some soft landscaping work at Maggies Edinburgh as part of an extension to the Centre including clearance, earthworks, soil improvement and planting.  The garden had been designed by Maggies supporter Emma Keswick with most plants...

Large pool with sculpture

Edinburgh Garden

This garden was built through the winter and spring of 2020 and designed by Ruth Gebbie for our clients in the Grange area of Edinburgh. The original brief was for a garden that included a moving water feature with a sculptural element, lighting, terracing and planting,...

Inverleith

Sitting not far from Edinburgh’s Botanic Gardens, this family garden was re-worked to create more usable spaces for our garden enthusiast clients. Planting beds were enlarged and re-shaped, a patio was re-laid to adjust levels, a granite sett area was created with an Urbis water bowl...

Newington Garden

The centre piece of this garden is an impressive glasshouse from Hartley Botanic around which the design is based. Carolyn Grohmann of Secret Gardens asked us to build her design which includes new patios and paths, gravel areas, a small wildlife pond and a natural stone...

Bo’ness Garden

On the shores of the River Forth, Bo’ness sits looking North over to Fife and the Ochil Hills. The clients were seeking to improve their garden, which we carried out in two stages, working with Carolyn Grohmann of Secret Gardens Design. The driveway was re-built using a...

Inveresk Village Garden

Designed by Carolyn Grohmann of Secret Gardens Designs, this small courtyard has lots of tricky detail with fanned granite setts, reclaimed Yorkshire flagstones, black slate, paving, Corten steel, and pebbles set into mortar being just a few of the elements of the project. A lead water...

Hermitage Drive Garden

Built in 2018 and designed by Carolyn Grohmann of Secret Gardens Designs, this garden near the Hermitage required a patio built to wrap around a large conservatory. New paving, stone walling and steps were installed along with a sunken patio area to allow the owners a...

Infinity Troughs

A note from Nick Benge, Water Gems’ founding director. . . "These are some of my favourite water features that we have done. I love the way the water surface sits higher than the edge of the trough and the curved meniscus edge to the water. ...

Edinburgh Pool

The brief here was to create a pool with clean lines, two waterfalls and a pool hut. The work was done over the winter of 2018/19 in some pretty bad weather and we discovered various underground services that were not on any drawings but the end...

The Elie Garden

This is the result of several weeks' hard work in the hot sunshine in July in beautiful Elie in Fife. Water Gems Foreman, Michael, led a team to realise the design of Carolyn Grohmann of Secret Gardens and transform a long, sloping back garden.  Using...