Great Stuart Street
2014 BALI Award Winner
Edinburgh New Town gardens are often a challenge. They can be tricky shapes, shady as a result of the high buildings around them and access from the street is frequently via a rabbit warren of passageways or through the property itself. In this case, the client had the presence of mind to have the garden designed and built before contractors started work on the interior of the property which made our lives very much easier and in turn kept costs down.
The design, by garden designer Carolyn Grohmann, included a circular stone sett patio, an Urbis Design water feature with moving water, a second, square patio with timber pergola and planted borders around. It is another of our BALI award winning gardens and what pleased the judges most about this garden was the attention to detail: we used a little-known technique called horonizing which makes use of left over pieces of stone to fill awkward sized gaps, the herringbone pattern on the roof of the pergola (which is viewed by residents in the three floors overlooking the garden) and the use of stone found in the garden to create a wall forming part of the water feature.
A new timber gate at the rear of the garden and accent lighting completed this project which has delighted the client and given her a great deal of pleasure.