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Landscaped garden with traditional stone steps

One of ealier gardens shows how you can combine a modern and contemporary planting scheme with more traditional stone work and garden layout.

We have created a rather formal garden based around two areas of natural sandstone paving. A sweeping stairway leads from the ground level up to a second terrace supported on either side by retaining walls built from natural sandstone.

The retaining walls have been constructed using the dry stone walling technique to give a more traditional feel.

The use of more architectural plants compliments the formal stone stairway and adds height and depth to the garden. The box plants placed at the foot of the stairway on the curved step add a formal and majestic touch leading the eye from the lower floor of the garden up to the higher terrace.

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