Image: Beach Garden After

Our clients wanted a beach garden with a twist – they wanted to be able to drive a ride-on lawnmower through it! They needed access to another part of the garden, and the only way through was via the beach garden. To realise this wish, we sank a frame in the ground and used solid oak planks to build the ramp. We added an ornamental feel to the function by incorporating a turning circle in a fan shape, with golden shingle between the ribs of the fan to provide variety. The ramp was complemented by a large, curved deck, also of oak, with a naturalistic stream running from beneath the wood. Sturdy 4 x 4 posts added to the shore-side feel, and thick marine rope framed the view. A pink and purple planting scheme including grasses added the final glowing touch to this, warm, cheerful garden.