G-WALL – Private Domestic Garden, West Sussex
The Hide Garden, created by Award Winning Garden Designer Emily Crowley-Wroe from April House Garden Design, celebrates nature on the doorstep. It represents a private nature retreat transporting the owner to a favourite place by the river. A garden room leads out onto a 6 x 6m garden. The angled deck area made from composite decking features sculptural carved benches crafted from recycled wood. Facing onto a pebble pond recalling the shallows of the River Eye the seating area invites reflection and connection with nature. Playful stepping boulders create movement and allow closer inspection of plants and their wildlife visitors. Willow hurdles enclose the garden, play on the structure of a nature hide and create natural enclosures and habitats.
A living roof and the Platipus G-WALL® soften and blend the building within the landscape and garden while offering creative planting ideas including combining flowers and edibles, contrasting colours and plants for different aspects. Inspired by a local nature reserve the garden taps into its archetypal layers and forms in the planting as an emotive connection to place.
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