One Garden, Four Solutions: Experimenting With Scale Drawing

A scale drawing allows you to experiment with different layouts in enough detail to ensure that the design fits and works well, while not requiring too much time or technical know-how. Here, we share four ideas drawn for one simple plot.

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Option Four

This oval plan would be more complicated to set out on the ground than the other designs, but would accommodate existing features and levels more easily. The lines are sweeping organic curves, the pond much less formal and there are two distinct seating areas. Planting beds vary in width to allow a wide variety of plants and combinations to be grown. However, as there are no hedges, taller plants would be needed to prevent the garden from looking and feeling too open.

Curved, organic shapes can be used to create a more relaxed feel, and the layout can be adapted to accommodate larger plants as they grow. Such shapes are difficult to build using paving materials.

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