Barry's garden refresh

Raising the level of planting with bespoke garden borders

The garden before

Barry's garden was originally made up of ground-level borders and various containers for planting and a dated water-feature and rockery.

Whilst the garden was originally designed as a low-maintenance space, Barry and his wife weren't enjoying the time spent potting and re-potting plants every year and moving the terracotta containers around the garden to avoid winter frost damage.

Barry's daughter Becky led the transformation, she is currently studying for a certificate in horticulture from the RHS and this overdue garden update was the perfect opportunity to showcase her design and planting skills.

The design

The vision for the garden was to create three separate zones, a pond and wildlife space, a seating area and decorating beds and borders.

The design would replace the pots and container planting with functional and accessible raised beds. Barry and Becky used our Free Bespoke Design and our designer Harry worked with him to recreate Becky's design vision using WoodBlocX.

The design frames both sides of the garden, to the left the a retaining wall acts as a decorative garden border and raised bed, this stretches from the bottom of the garden, past the steps, ending with a corner section. The right hand side features a raised pond, slim raised bed and a straight border.

Garden design
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WoodBlocX garden design
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The finished design

Barry's garden has been completely transformed. Our modular system fits perfectly within the space and also allows for unique features using angles and different levels. He was interested to see how the natural wood finish of WoodBlocX would work with the existing brick and paving and, as the photos confirm, the combination of materials creates a beautiful finish.

The raised borders will ensure easy access for weeding, watering and tending to plants plus the beautiful planting scheme brings the garden to life.

All of the structures in Barry's garden have been finished with our flush-style capping.

Tell us about your WoodBlocX experience

Barry says: "Choosing WoodBlocX was easy; we were impressed by your website, by the flexibility of the product. A significant factor in our choice was the availability of support from your design team.  The reviews on the website reinforced the good impression we had already gained of WoodBlocX. The design team were extremely helpful, with clear plans and dimensions, and a “can-do” attitude, which was really necessary as there are few straight lines in our garden.  The instructions for the implementation of the finished design could not have been clearer, and we found the construction very straightforward and robust.

"We are delighted with the finished result; our daughter, Becky has done a magnificent job in the overall design and selection of plants, and it is now a real pleasure to sit in our easily-maintained garden, and to relax and wonder why we had not chosen raised beds and WoodBlocX a few years ago!"

Use WoodBlocX to create or update garden borders

Raised your garden beds and borders to a more manageable height using our modular timber system. We can help you to create borders that are straight, angled and even curved to follow the contours of your garden or to create the the a design that is totally unique. For trees and show-stopping centrepieces our tree edging kits make beautiful surround options.

There's three ways to buy a WoodBlocX borders and edging, you could choose a pre-designed retaining wall kit, but we know very well that a wall needs to fit a space perfectly, therefore the most popular buying options are our retaining wall calculators where you can add your own measurements for standard wall and border shapes to get an instant price, or use our Free Design Service and our designers will work with you to help you get exactly what you need for your garden.

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