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English Country Garden

English Country Garden, Riseley



Address: Swineshead Lane, Riseley, Bedfordshire



Client: Mrs. Miranda H



Status: Completed 2017



Project Description: Barn Conversion Phase One



An existing red brick built cow shed that had been used for general storage was to be converted into a new home using as much of the original building as possible. The building was carefully renovated and converted, however, the client required a garden design that provided a private garden that was screened from the remainder of the farm. The challenge was to create a garden in a space that had been a farmyard for several centuries, requiring extensive groundworks, subsoiling and soil amelioration to create borders in which trees, hedging, roses and herbaceous plants could thrive.


It was requested that the garden should be designed and built in a robust traditional and low maintenance 'English Country Garden Style' and was to be in keeping with the gardens, houses and countryside of the nearby area, a lawn was required along with clipped box hedging. A faux lead water feature was positioned opposite the living room doors whilst a Pergola and Lutyens Bench was placed opposite the kitchen doors.


No grasses were to be incorporated in the planting scheme but small trees, roses, Yew hedges, Lavender hedges, clipped Bay trees, Box hedging and Ferns were permitted.




No project is too large or too small for our highly qualified and professional team of award-winning Garden Designers, with over 30 years of experience in designing gardens. From the garden pond or flower border right through to a large historic country estate, Kym Valley Gardens can work with you to provide the perfect garden of your dreams.

Turn Your Dream Into A Reality


Gardens are never finished they change with the seasons and plants continue to grow and change. A garden design will provide you with the ultimate concept to work towards, however not all gardens can be afforded in one go, so to complete the final garden may take several years, this will be dependent on your budget and time frame.


It is, however, possible to have a garden designed so that it can be built by the contractor in phases. In this way, a section can be completed and enjoyed, whilst the next phase is completed sometime in the near future.


For a no obligation quotation or to discuss your design and build garden requirements book your consultation today.


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