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The Garden Construction Co- Garden Designers are Landscape Gardeners offering offering a comprehensive Garden Design and build service throughout the Lothians, Central Belt, and Perthshire. Contact us on 07958995739, email- Quotes are free and without obligation.

Here,s a project we designed and built for a client in the Grange area of Edinburgh.


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Raised beds with water feature to front centre bed with home office extension and patio doors to upper left.

The customer had an old paved backyard with washing lines strung across which she wanted to transform into a striking low maintenance garden to compliment her new home office extension  as the garden patio area would now be visible through the glass patio doors. The gravel to front of beds  and to water feature give a good textural contrast to the smoothness of the rendered walls and compliment the colour of the paving. The ” bubble” pond to front bed sits on top of a water reservoir with a pump and the carved circular stone sits on top with the water bubbling through a centrally drilled hole running down the sides of the stone  and back into the reservoir underneath the pebbles. This provides an interesting water feature and the gentle sound of the bubbling water echoes nicely creating a relaxing atmosphere.



Rendered block wall to screen patio garden , forming a stop to patio and remaining informal garden area.

The walls and raised beds are all built from rendered concrete block which was then painted.The copings to the top of the walls are formed from timber which has been stained to a dark brown.  The wall colour was chosen by the client and was inspired by the colour of walls she had seen on Tibetan Buddhist Temples. It was a bold choice that worked very well.


The herbaceous planting scheme compliments the orange walls and the white gives a good contrast. The paving to the patio area is natural sandstone to match the walls of the Victorian property.The slabs are layed in random sizes with mortared joints.The paving is called Fair Stone and is supplied by Marshalls , have look at this link here


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Three standing stones visible to rear of picture on newly laid lawn. 


To the back of the garden we laid a new lawn, turf supplied from Rolawn,, and supplied and installed Granite standing stones sourced from Tradstocks , Stirlingshire,, again, inspired by the gravel gardens in Buddhist Temples . Notice the washing line is now in the garden and not over her lovely new patio area! Whirly gigs for clothes really are the bane of my life from a design perspective as they often seem to form [ unintentionally] a central feature to a garden . The solution here was  a retractable washing line that returns into a spring loaded drum which was purchased from John Lewis,,


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The wall forms a screen to the patio area 

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How to Choose a Landscape Gardener

Choosing a professional landscape gardeners for your landscaping, garden design and build projects is an important decision and one you’ll be glad when you get right.

A professional, experienced landscape gardener can take most of the hassle out of the design and build of your garden so you get real peace of mind knowing that your outside space will grow and develop in the way that is best for you. A little time and effort spent now will yield a great deal of pleasure for many years to come.

How to choose a landscape gardener

Experience – Gardens are as unique as their owners so you should choose a landscaper who has the confidence and experience to deal with whatever they might find in your garden. Your landscape gardener needs to be able to interpret your ideas and find the best way to achieve them in your garden.

Communication – The most successful projects always have good clear communication, so make sure you get involved with your landscape gardener right from the start. Always let them know how you feel about what they are proposing.

Case studies – ask to see examples of their work. Any good landscaper will be proud of their work and they will probably have loads of photos or even a video for you to look at. Although looking at images can give you some idea of someone’s work they can never do full justice to beautiful landscaping and design. A good way to start is by looking around and finding landscape designs that you love. Choose neighbourhoods that tend toward the style you desire.

Testimonials – it’s always a good idea to get as many testimonials from some of their past customers as you can.

Quote – Make sure the garden landscaper puts their quote in writing on official headed paper showing a postal address and full contact details.

A little time and effort spent choosing the right garden landscaping company will ensure your garden project runs smoothly and within budget.

The Garden Construction company are a landscaping company that have many years experience and offer a comprehensive range of landscape gardening throughout Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife and Perthshire.

Whatever the size of your project we’d love to talk to you about your ideas, call us today, freephone on 0800 328 6458 for a free consultation and quote. We are friendly, honest and very good at what we do.