In this Purbeck Stack Case Study we’re exploring the garden of Caroline and Simon and how they achieved their dream outdoor space with a natural stone water feature, with just a little help from garden designer Dan Goddard at the fantastic Surrey based design and landscaping team Garden Zebra.
Caroline told us “we have a cottage that was built in 1890 so we wanted a garden design that would fit in with the house, kind of rustic country garden theme“.
The traditional Cotswolds cream tones of Purbeck Stone seemed to fit the brief perfectly so we created a bespoke natural stone water feature, hand crafted to match Caroline’s new garden.
Cottage Garden Design
Caroline tells us more about how their landscaping plan evolved and how she discovered the natural stone water feature she was searching for!
“The original design by the Garden Zebra team was based around circles and rays, soft curved beds. Reclaimed brick edges to match the house and incorporating wood and natural materials. Pretty cottage style garden planting, keeping a blue, pink, white planting scheme. Lots of fragrant plants and herbs. A tranquil water feature to make the most of the shady area, using pebbles and slate.”
Pinterest Garden Search
Many of our customers discover us via Pinterest, it seems our unique garden stones and features certainly stand out in the image search results!
“I had seen a chunky, rustic irregular stone stacked water feature on my search through Pinterest which I loved, but couldn’t find anything similar that quite matched it in the UK which is where Welsh Slate Water Features came to the rescue! It fits in so well, the movement and flow of the water is beautiful and I know it will also look better as it ages. Illuminated at night it looks stunning too“.
Mixing Old & New
“We also wanted a kind of shabby chic Ibiza style deck area to make the most of the late afternoon sun. Quite a lot to fit in a small space! The design evolved as the build progressed and we changed and adapted a few elements and it gradually all came together and we are so pleased with the end result. A few gold decorative touches, including a Leo the lion head and it was complete! Thank you for your input and for helping us realise our garden vision!“
Welsh Slate Water Feature would like to extend our thanks to Simon and Caroline for sharing their beautiful garden and allowing us to make this Purbeck Stack Case Study post!