Our client Paddy, lives and works in Dubai and had bought this family home to be used a base for his family, for their frequent visits home to Balloch. Chelsea McLaine Interiors Glasgow, were already involved in the complete refurbishment of the interior, and had contacted Earth Angels Landscapes to create some garden designs for their garden. On arrival at the home the garden resembled a building site, but with Paddy’s brief and our own creative thoughts, we designed a low maintenance garden, with some exotic architectural planting. A split level garden, with a slightly raised platform elevated the patio space high enough to enjoy the evening sunshine. The raised area was retained with new pressure treated railway sleepers, we incorporated some deep planters around the wrap around frame and planted mature phormium tenax, variagata.

The boundary fence was quite tired, so we spruced this up with some repairs to the existing timber fence and stained the entire surface with Cuprinol black wood stain. This colour was the perfect foil to show the large phormium tenax variegata to their best advantage.

The patio area and paths linking up the lower area of the garden were formed using Rusty Slate Paving. We chose a mixture of sizes and laid the pavers in random shape. This allowed us to create more interesting shaped paths to link up the lounge and kitchen doors with the patio. We interspersed the paths with gravel, laid on top of a geotextile membrane, than added large groups of Caledonian boulders, large moray beach pebbles, firebird rockery stone and large phyllostachs spectacles bamboo, stipea arundinacea and pieris little heath.

The front garden had to remain neat and tidy in the absence of the owners, therefore we extended the paving at the front door using a warm tone of Indian Sandstone, then cut a curved path. We then removed the old lawn and replaced this with artificial grass.

A neat line of Buxus Semperviren buxus balls formed a neat edge along the path to the front door.


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