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Riverside garden, Milton Keynes

This was a beautifully located old mill house with a large riverside garden adjacent to the old mill.

Riverside Garden, Milton Keynes

View from formal garden up to the paddock

Site – The site consisted of a large lawn area with paddock located within the flood plane of river Great Ouse.

Garden Design And Build In Milton Keynes

Cedar clad garden studio

Brief – Being so close to the river this site was prone to occasional flooding. The clients required a garden that would tolerate floods whilst providing a space to entertain and relax and provide privacy from a public footpath.

Riverside Garden Design Plan

Draft master plan

Design – The design team created a formal garden adjacent to the house which had to be raised up to prevent flooding. English oak timbers were used to retain the bank nearest the house and along the river to create an elevated platform. Paving was laid around the house with a glass balustrade along the bank which contained a globe seating pod overlooking the river. A formal lawn lined with pleached trees and planting led up to the bespoke designed, cedar clad garden office with a green sedum roof.

Riverside Garden, Milton Keynes

Retaining Walls with English oak timbers

Trees and a wild flower meadow with mown paths were incorporated into the paddock area. A circular raised island with planting was situated in the centre of the paddock area to create a focal point and interest when the land around it was flooded.

Riverside Garden, Milton Keynes

Pleached trees provide privacy

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