Bungalow Garden

The old tired sloping lawn of the bungalow garden

The old tired sloping lawn of the bungalow garden

The new path invites you to journey round the lower garden

The new path invites you to journey round the lower garden


This bungalow garden had a long sloping front lawn over looking a beautiful Cotswold valley but this part of the garden lacked interest. It was decided to terrace the area, keeping the upper lawn to enjoy the views and creating a lower garden that once planted up, would reflect the valley beyond.

To terrace this garden using a Cotswold stone wall or even a rendered wall with stone steps would have been outside the budget but by sloping the edge of the lawn and putting in old railway sleeper steps, it has kept the cost to a minimum and looks really in keeping with the valley view.

The wooden garden bench in a secluded part of lower part of the garden, allows you to enjoy the last of the evening sun.

The wooden garden bench in a secluded part of lower part of the garden, allows you to enjoy the last of the evening sun.

The sleeper steps bring you down the path from the lawn to a secluded bench at the bottom of the garden, to enjoy the last of the evening sun. The planting around the seat is bright and colourful to catch the eye and attract you down to meander round the lower garden.

Linaria purpurea with Anthemis 'E C Buxton'

Linaria purpurea with Anthemis ‘E C Buxton’

Heuchera 'Palace Purple' with Eragrostis 'Totnes Burgandy'

Heuchera ‘Palace Purple’ with Eragrostis ‘Totnes Burgandy’

Campanula poscharskyana with Alchemill mollis

Campanula poscharskyana with Alchemilla mollis