Garden Stream East Lothian

Stream Construction Project

We were asked to build this stream for a client in East Lothian.

It was a very challenging project as about 200T of stone was needed, so big machinery and strong guys the order of the day! As well as that, though, it needs a good eye for what looks natural with the stone and to be able to create natural looking falls of water. The planting with purple loosestrife, flag iris, water mint and water cress just softens it all until the grass grows back.

Getting the flow right over the stone also makes a big difference – this is about 60,000lt/hr – but you also have to make sure the water doesn’t start eroding the banks.

As long as you can get all this right then this kind of work is very rewarding to do and gives lovely results.