Wildlife Garden with Stream and Pond

Wildlife Garden with Stream and Pond

Wildlife Garden with Stream and Pond Roses and other climbers clothe the arbour Native flags (Iris pseudocorus) in the pond and stream The new dining area, with the sounds and sights of the stream and pond A magnet for bees all summer long, Salvia x sylvestnis 'Violet Queen' Native planting on the stream side The garden before redesign

The brief  To convert the shaded overgrown lawn into a wildlife garden, with a new dining and entertaining area, and a large studio office.

Native species hedges were used to create boundaries with the neighbouring gardens and divide space within the garden. One part of the garden was used for a stream which emerged naturally from the hedge, leading to a generous wildlife pond. The area was surrounded with shingle and planted with ferns on the shady side and sun-loving plants next to the dining terrace, which is covered with a pergola, with climbing roses and clematis. A wide path leads from the house to the studio officenwhich is partially screened by beech and mixed-species hedges.


Native pond plants create colour from spring to autumn and a wonderful habitat for many water- loving creatures, including frogs, newts, and colourful dragonflies. The planting around the pond and the hedges attract  pollinators and birds of many species.

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