Another unusal project for ALDA! The clients are very keen steam enthusiasts, and the brief was to work with the clients to create a garden encompassing a raised model steam railway – which also felt and looked like a garden!
The project included ideas and brain storming, sketch plans, detailed layout drawings, and planting schemes (plants needed to be in scale with a small scale railway!)
The construction phase included:
New patios and steps, raised beds & railway network!
Walls and trellis
Brick base for an almost full size signal box!
New lawn, border preparation, planting and patio seating
This is an on-going project. The first phase created a continuous railway circuit on one side of the garden – to be expanded later. This is now in operation, although the client is already complaining of leaves on the line from surrounding plants – sound familiar?!
The current phase includes working with the clients on the design and construction of a new pond and falls.