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Rye Garden Design

We were fortunate to be asked by Mr and Mrs Osman to help rescue this area of extremely steep garden behind their wonderful house nestled at the top of Rye, East Sussex. The approach initially to the garden design was quite simple; clear all the years of scrub and tree samplings away to see what area there was to work with. Turns out there was quite a lot! Now knowing what space was available, the landscape designers quickly got to work on the garden design. The site was so steep it could never be effectively terraced off to create flat spaces, the approach was then to create a meandering timber board walk designed to carve through pockets of lush planting with a ‘centre piece’ contemporary viewing deck at the top. Due to the precarious nature of the slope (and its underlying subsidence history), measures were taken to reinforce its structure, namely, ground piling for said upper deck, removal of as much existing site rubble as possible and the planting of numerous of deep-rooting plants. The garden design really exploits the sites awkward characteristics and turns it into a useable, calming space adding real aesthetic and financial value to the property. By keeping the material palette to a minimum, and instead focusing on the vast variety of planting to help create drama within the space, the end result is a real testament to what can be achieved on any ground. “We actually went down to Rye this morning ahead of the builders starting on Monday (in the house), we were very pleased to see the results of your, and your team's hard work. Well done to all concerned!...Once again, many thanks, the end result is a credit to Openview Landscapes” Mr & Mrs Osman Do you have an awkward garden that needs some attention? We are quite used to designing and building garden designs on steep sites with difficult access, remember, no garden is beyond help. Give the team a call to see how we can assist you.

Customer Testimonials

I am very very happy with the garden. Every time I walk through the back gate and see it, it’s almost as if I see it for the first time every time and somehow it’s a surprise that it’s there and it’s so beautiful.

Miranda Golding (Leatherhead Garden)

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