Small back garden to bring joy for retired owner
(current project)

Skipton, Yorkshire

Small terraced back garden for retired lady to bring joy after caring for elderly family

THE BRIEF Our client, Anne, wanted to renovate her garden which had been neglected for a few years, whilst caring for her father.  It was time to invest in the garden, so that it could bring her joy whilst she tended to the plants and growing herbs and fruits.  She was keen to retain views to a neighbour’s property where she could keep in touch with them most days, including the opportunity to wave to them from her kitchen window.

THE CONCEPT We were delighted to be invited to this project as Anne wanted to make changes to her outdoor space but be guided along the way.  She was keen for us to coordinate and work with the contractor to realise her dreams.  The garden design journey allowed her to confidently make decisions when needed.


  • metal panel screens with pleached trees to soften the appearance of a neighbour’s extension
  • an upper paved terrace, and lower gravelled terrace
  • pergola
  • waterfeature
  • shed, coldframe and waterbut