A front garden with a steep gradient and steps leading up to the front door needed to be remodelled to accommodate a family wheelchair user. The solution needed to be sympathetic to the period property and fulfil all the other requirements of a busy working family. Flat paved platforms were established at the top and bottom and the gradient minimised, as far as possible, by sweeping the path through a wide and generous curve. The stone setts are laid along the line of the path to accentuate the swing of the curve, with a circular feature providing a visual pivot point.
Wheelie bins are slotted into narrow recesses and screened from view and the small terrace wrapping around the bay window can be accessed by both wheel and foot!
The existing lawn was replaced with a low maintenance planting scheme with a fresh green and white palette.
“The garden is even better than we had hoped for, it is now so easy to manoeuvre the wheelchair but the most impressive element is how lovely it all looks. The stonework is great and the paving very smart. We are very aware of the huge time and energy the build team have lavished on the project. The planting scheme works just beautifully, we really could not improve it in anyway at all, thank you for giving us such a wonderful space!”
K. Clarke – Bristol, 2006