Gravel Paths to Pond Bridge with Railway Sleepers for Steps
Category: Water Features, Ponds & Aquatics
Garden Design Project: WTFGOR002
The customer on reaching retirement age purchased some adjoining land and decided that they would like to restore it to its former glory, and then add further features to make it easier to maintain.
The main focal point to the revamped Pond was a majestic arching Redwood Bridge which spanned 8m. Finished in a sky blue shade, it draws the garden visitor to the Water Feature and creates beautiful reflections on a clear sunny afternoon.
The embankment was planted with Cornus, their brilliant red and yellow stems mirrored in the water, as is the newly planted golden weeping willow. The existing willows were pollarded giving the whole area a more cultured look. The garden Bridge is made more exciting by the fact it is the main access to a vegetable garden, providing a practical, as well as aesthetic reason for its positioning.
This angle shows how we cut into the bank retaining the grass bank with natural Yorkstone creating Gravel Paths which run on the waters edge.
Here in winter it demonstrates how the vivid colour of the Bridge injects colour into an otherwise bleak scene. Also the clear water indicates our chemical treatment of the duckweed which was such a problem at the beginning of the project has definitely controlled the problem over time.
Submitted By: Stephen Boaz - HNC in Garden Design