Andrew & Jill’s Lengthy Backyard Re-Design + UPDATE – Profitable Backyard Design

This week we check out Andrew & Jill’s UK backyard and see what they achieved after they did the Quick-Observe Backyard Design System Course. Right here’s what they began out with…

We purchased the home two years in the past, and the backyard was an enormous compromise. We inherited a backyard that was smaller than we needed, which was lengthy and slender, and in a horrible state!

The renovation of the home took precedence, so the backyard turned a two-year mission becoming across the builders. We needed to make the backyard look as broad as attainable, whereas offering curiosity and separate areas to calm down and entertain.

We additionally needed the backyard to be personal the place attainable, and to make the very best use of the setting and stone partitions, one in every of which was completely hidden behind the workshop. We undoubtedly needed a garden to melt the world, and to soak up a number of the warmth from the partitions.

The again of the home faces west, so the partitions are south going through and soak up a number of warmth. The views from every of the rooms on the rear of the home all needed to work, and the design needed to lead the attention slowly to the underside, and out to the broader view to the woods and hills.

Andrew & Jill’s Backyard Design and Construct Course of

By way of how we acquired to the place we’re, the method took 2 years and roughly adopted this course of, however it wasn’t a acutely aware course of, it was how we tackled it!

  • taking inventory of what was there, and what was price protecting
  • eradicating all good crops and shrubs into pots
  • clear the area!
  • exchange all wood fences
  • resolve what to do with the brick workshop, steadiness usefulness with how we use the backyard, determined to demolish
  • kind out the privateness points inherent in a semi-detached, put in pleached hornbeams
  • stared on the clean canvass and puzzled what to do with it!

  • requested a landscaper we knew for concepts, thought of paying a designer
  • watched a number of TV programmes, most helpful was ‘your backyard made good’, marvelled at how little might be achieved with a lot cash!
  • discovered your on-line course, and in addition purchased a guide on backyard design and a guide on backyard lighting. The backyard design guide was of very restricted worth on format, however was helpful on planting. The lighting guide had some good concepts. Your course was wonderful.
  • accomplished the course, and visited as many gardens as attainable for concepts, measured the plot and transferred it onto a big piece of wallpaper backing paper
  • got here up with a design we largely appreciated, however realised it wanted a tweak with the movement of the trail, so requested you to overview and supply feedback which refined the design to what we see now, which flows very properly
  • engaged the landscaper to implement the design, refined as we carried out, together with including the sleeper wall to intensify the curve across the patio
  • we nonetheless have the 6*4 painted shed to put in within the backside left to finish the backyard

I might say the very best factor we did was to not pay an excessive amount of consideration to what different individuals advised, nevertheless properly that means, and follow what you wish to obtain, nobody else lives and makes use of it as you do!

Greatest Regards,


Many due to Andrew and Jill for sharing their backyard design and construct experiences with us. They’ve accomplished a very incredible job and I solely gave them one fundamental tip and that was to have the trail subsequent to the garden and never the wall. I hope they may preserve us up to date because the backyard progresses :o)

They did preserve me up to date and right here is the 2022 model…

Many thanks for the replace, Andrew & Jill – the backyard appears to be like completely beautiful! What an achievement from the place you began.

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