English Garden Victoria BC

The inspiration for this English garden in Victoria, BC was threefold. A formal English boxwood entry, ancient English dry stone wall, and Victoria’s wild West Coast.

The owner had already started doing extensive renovations to the property, namely adding perimeter drains. When we arrived, the front and back yard area was semi-destroyed.

Initially, our landscaping team was brought on board to build a dry-stack boulder wall that retains the upper portion of the front yard. However, after completion, the owner liked the stone wall so much that he decided to hire us to continue to beautify their grounds.

We created a landscape and garden 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 a new premium lawn blend (soil), and rolled out turf.

Next came the custom-built arbour, small container vegetable and herb garden box, a lovely weather-worn sitting bench, and irrigation—virtually everything you see in these photos. We now contract out construction portions of our lanscaping design plans.

Once we created a formal entrance to the property, we added creeping native plants into the rock wall, additional shrubs, and trees, including a Japanese maple. This home is now a show-stopper on the block.

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