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A garden for wildlife and children

The owners of this large garden wanted an informal garden to attract wildlife and seating areas to sit and enjoy the sun and the view of the brook.

A garden for children by London based garden design and landscape company Olivebay.

Handmade hardwood timber raised beds surrounds a large entertainment area paved with natural York Stone, with a wide edge of attractive red brick traditional herringbone panel.

A garden for children by London based garden design and landscape company Olivebay.

The seating area has views onto a delightful handmade children’s 6 by 4 metre wood cabin.

A garden for children by London based garden design and landscape company Olivebay.

The thatch roof cabin is claded with timber and includes a walking wall, covered porch and a play room.  A weatherproof timber toy box compliments the timber raise beds.

Garden for wildlife and children

Planting list  

Magnolia soulangeana 
Pennisetum alopecuroides 
Penstemon King George 
Dryopteris filix-mas 'Crispa Cristata' 
Dryopteris erythrosora 
Panicum virgatum  
Stipa calamagrostis 
Stipa tenuissima 
Stipa arundinacea 
Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant' 
Miscanthis sinensis 'Silberspinne' 
Heuchera ‘Hollywood’ 
Euphorbia x martinii
Heuchera sanguinea 'Ruby Bells'
Geranium sang. Vision
Geranium 'Anne Thompson'
Geranium phaeum
Helleborus niger
Tiarella ‘Iron Butterfly’ 
Hedychium dixter 
Cistus x pulverulentus 'Sunset'
Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' 
Pittosporum tobira variegata 
Trachelospermum jasminoides 
Laurus nobilis 'Angustifolia'