Reflecting a stunning Pennine view
A garden design that uses the stunning Pennine view from an Appleby property as its inspiration was shortlisted for a national landscaping award.
The design, created by Liz Newport of Buzy Lizzie and built and landscaped by Wildroof Landscapes, was one of just 23 across 13 categories that were shortlisted for an Association of Professional Landscapers Award 2012.
The key features of the garden are two curving and undulating walls, built from local Lazonby sandstone and Lydd cobbles, reflecting the skyline and creating an eye-catching focal point for the garden as well as a means of separating formal and wild areas.
“We’d previously worked with the clients, Jeff and Lorraine, on their front garden,” explains Liz, “so we already knew a little about the kind of things they liked and we quickly understood how they wanted to use the back garden: which elements they needed to keep – such as lawn for golf practice, a garage and a suitable spot for a glasshouse – and also how much they valued their amazing views across open fields to Dufton Pike, Cross Fell and the Pennines. The design brings all that together into a back garden that changes with the seasons and time of day and that will be enjoyed for many years to come.”
“The back garden needed Liz’s vision to link everything together and create a useful but also a beautiful space for us,” says Lorraine, who commissioned the landscaping work in early 2011. “We’ve lived with the walls for a couple of years now and the changing light and colour reflects the shadows and sun on the hills. We can’t imagine the garden without them – and my husband happily takes the credit for influencing their creation from their many admirers!”
See more information about the Appleby garden.