Walled Garden - High Mickley
We recently were commissioned to undertake a project for a walled garden in High Mickley in Northumberland. The work itself was extensive and involved the clearing and thinning of an overgrown woodland to encourage regeneration of trees and wildflowers.
We constructed and erected several bird- and bat-boxes and, additionally, the cultivated dead wood was left in small piles to create new habitats to encourage a more diverse species of wildlife.
We also constructed several woodland pathways and installed viewing areas to allow for quiet contemplation in a breathtaking environment. The old sloping lawn was levelled and a sunken, walled garden was constructed with formal steps to the bottom tier. Once the steps and groundwork were complete the area was turfed using medallion turf.
A large pond with waterfall was added to encourage aquatic wildlife and an Edwardian-style wall built to create a very private walled garden. Inside the garden a patio area was laid and vegetable plots were created into a formal design incorporated with box hedging. The remainder of the area was gravelled.
Finally, a gravel driveway was laid using a combination of granite setts and gravel with this design feature incorporated into the the newly levelled garden to give a continuous, formal design throughout.
Please click on the thumbnails below to be guided through a small gallery feature of the project.
A view above the pond
The landscaping above the pond
Looking down to the Sunken Garden
Feature Landscaping showing the Edwardian Wall
Looking up through the Sunken Garden
The Granite and Gravel Driveway
One of the woodland walks
Inside the Walled Garden
Looking Down on the Walled Garden