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Project: The geometric design

This garden lies in Sunderland Bridge in the heart of the Durham countryside with views over the valley to Durham Cathedral. It was no more than a dumping ground for the spoil from the house renovation. The owners had some very specific design criteria. Sympathetic to setting, should be a gardener’s garden but not prissy, sunny and shady sitting areas, accommodate garden art.

The square plot lent itself to an octagonal themed design. The lawn, being a brick edged ogtagon and the sunny patio which was placed to maximise the views to Durham, being a ¼ octagon. The shady seating area is surrounded with scented plants and is reached by octagonal shaped cobble paths. The addition of a dry stone wall with large through stones for placing art was installed last of all.


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