English Garden Victoria BC

A formal English boxwood entry, the recreation of an ancient English dry stone wall lining the fields, combined with a bit of Victoria’s wild West Coast was the inspiration for this project. Due to the owner having done extensive renovations to the property, namely adding perimeter drains (common to the BC soil terrain), both the front and back yard area was semi-destroyed.

Initially asked to build a dry stack boulder wall to retain the upper portion of the front yard, after completion, the owner liked it so much that they decided to continue to beautify their grounds.

We created the plan and design for the yard, including addressing issues of a poor lawn due to improper soil quality. To address this condition, we removed the top 6” of soil base, added new premium lawn blend (soil) and rolled out turf. Next came the custom-built arbour, small container vegetable/herb garden box, the lovely weather-worn sitting bench, irrigation – virtually everything you see in these photos. By creating the formal entrance, adding creeping native plants for the rock wall, additional shrubs and trees, including a Japanese maple, makes this home now a show-stopper on this residential block.

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