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, but most importantly was for the garden to include a ‘Wow’ factor. Not something that’s quite so easy to define but we think that Ruth’s design and the quality of the build has met the brief.
The water feature includes a large bowl which feeds a smaller bowl by way of a shallow rill. Because the garden lies on a slight slope the rill has small weirs set within it which help to maintain water volume along its whole length. A hidden water ‘slave’ tank houses the pump which drives the flow and a UV filter which helps to maintain water quality. Sawn and sealed sandstone was laid which combines with the planting and lighting to create what is a very smart, contemporary look.
A note from the clients . . .
My instructions for Ruth Gebbie, our garden designer, was to design a WOW garden with a water feature but also it had to be low maintenance. She created a plan we were happy with and recommended we use Water Gems as the company most suitable to construct it.
Robin Torrie, of Water Gems, was easy to deal with and quickly a team of Nigel, Kevin and latterly Karolina constructed our new garden under the careful guidance of Chris as leader. The team worked extremely hard in very adverse weather conditions but were always tidy, courteous and diligent.
We were delighted with the garden they completed. It was everything I asked for!
Every day I look out of my window and I am happy – I have the WOW garden I requested.
It was a pleasure to work with Water Gems.
Stephen & Inga, Edinburgh