Show Gardens - Gardening Scotland

The Garden Retreat: A Place for Living project

The Garden Retreat: A Place For Living was designed to be an oasis of calm and tranquillity – representing how an outdoor area can make us calmer, happier people. By using our natural stone wall cladding TIER Panel System in Slate to create a low-sitting wall, Lynn demonstrates how a key feature of the garden can serve a functional purpose: ‘One of the first things I wanted to think about was how the space should be framed and contained. Using a wall with stone cladding is an easy and cost-effective way of using a quality stone product whilst giving maximum visual impact to the garden’s boundaries.’

Lynn knew she wanted a dark grey material for the wall’s coping stones and the team at the Scotland Depot suggested Caithness, a beautiful Northern Scottish Stone from our British Isles Paving range. Using contrast to draw the eye, our stylish Silver Grey Granite paving is laid throughout the outside patio area and helps to give focus. The lighter, bright shades perfectly stands out against the cool and edgy dark black-grey and brown Caithness. The team at our Scotland Depot worked closely with Lynn to also select a range of Tyrone Feature Stones which were arranged amongst the planting, and Scottish Beach Cobbles and Pebbles were also used to mulch planting beds.

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