A garden design turns a steep slope into a level garden in Abbotskerswell, near Newton Abbot, Devon

Before - From The Bottom Of The Garden

BEFORE

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BEFORE - The drop from patio to fence is about 3 metres

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AFTER - The children have a level place to play

As garden designers we rarely get such a simple brief. Our clients wanted a garden design which would create a safe, flat area for their children to play.

A substantial retaining wall about 2.5 metres high was what was called for to level most of the garden.

Retaining walls, of any kind, are expensive but in this case a gabion wall proved the most cost effective.

The area below the gabions has been seeded with meadow grass and accommodates three small fruit trees (as well as a trampoline).

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THE GABION WALL