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Newton Road, Billinge
This garden was on two levels and required a major retaining wall. The inspiration came from a church, so a traditional olde worlde garden was created.
One is led through a gothic arched window (not fully completed as it would be on a folly), down to the lower level containing a gargoyle water feature built into reclaimed stone and brick, cascading into an old stone trough. We used Indian stone paving in raj blend, mixed with tobermore tegula blocks, each of which was laid on a full concrete bed and individually pointed, which helped them to look older and traditional. This then leads you to an artifical lawn and under a stone archway to a floating seat which is recessed under the upper patio.
The upper patio leads out from the conservatory on to more paving in an Indian stone and tegula combination, down a spiral staircase consructed from reclaimed bricks and an underground sewer pipe. The borders were planted with a mixture of shrubs and perenial flowers using as many of the old artifacts we uncovered during the excavation work as we could.