Circular steps have been used here to gain gentle access to the garden from the patio/deck area. Victorian bricks and tiles were used to cap the otherwise contemporary white retaining walls.
Here the main entrance was through the rear gate so a circular landing cushions the way down through five steps. Herbs have been planted in a small herb wheel to give a fragrant welcome to any visitors!
This garden was all slope with nowhere to settle on level ground. Curved steps and small landings have created a much more relaxed route up to the central level lawn. Three wide steps continue up to the upper, sunny terrace.
Another situation where the garden rises up from the house. By cutting back the original severe retaining wall and terracing the slope the feeling of claustrophobia close to the house has been lifted. The steps here are cubes of masonry arranged randomly stepping up through raised herb beds.
Curved brick steps make a welcoming start to what turns out to be quite a climb up to a raised lawn area.
Here access to the garden is along a curved stepped path. Halfway up a bench provides a welcome seat with a fine view.
17, Churchways Crescent, Horfield, Bristol, BS7 8SW
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