the ins and outs

The design process

There were two cycles of the design process this design. The design of the back garden came first because other areas of the garden would be heavily affected by the building work we were planning. We also wanted to begin at the back door to produce some food and get experience of the garden. We wanted to start on a small-scale.

In the first cycle, we spent the summer and autumn designing the back garden before implementing the design in the winter and spring the following year. We moved out of the house in the autumn of 2012 to have renovations. The evaluation and review of the design was also the beginning of a second design cycle with reflection, observation and analysis in autumn and winter of 2012/13 to designing and implementation in the spring and summer of 2013. In the future, we are looking forward to working more in tune with the seasons in this wonderful space.

garden design process overview