A seaside-themed garden for socialising and wildlife.

A new granite terrace wraps around the house and provides new areas to relax and socialise in this Portslade garden. A low gabion wall now retains the sunny border and softens the impact of the 2.5m boundary walls. A ‘broken’ corten archway marks the transition into the functional area of the garden; existing greenhouse, veg beds and garage.

A large wildlife pond with gravel beach and a new curved lawn create new views from the house. The planting includes a multi-stem birch, fig tree and crab apple with ornamental grasses and tall perennials to tone with the sun-bleached, coastal setting.

Completed in September 2023, the garden was built by Grove Gardens Ltd. Corten steel arch supplied by Matt Jacobs Welding & Fabrication.